Forbath Kicks Field Goal for Patriots

Palisadian Kai Forbath kicked a 23-yard field goal and made one of his two extra point attempts for the New England Patriots in  Sunday night’s loss to the Houston Texans. The next day the NFL veteran was waived after signing with the Patriots on Nov. 29.   

Forbath was New England’s fourth kicker this fall. The reigning Super Bowl champions started the year with Stephen Gostkowski, who suffered a season-ending hip injury, and has been succeeded by Mike Nugent, Nick Folk and the 32-year-old Forbath.

After winning the Lou Groza Award at UCLA as the nation’s top placekicker, Forbath signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent but never played for the team. He has played for Washington, New Orleans, Minnesota, Jacksonville and New England.    

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