Veteran NFL kicker Kai Forbath has a new home.
On Friday, the Chicago Bears signed the former Palisades Highlands resident to their practice squad.
On Sept. 19 Forbath signed with the Carolina Panthers but didn’t see any game action before being cut Sept. 28. He began the 2020 season as a free agent after being released by Dallas on August 1. On Aug. 19 he tried out with Cleveland and 11 days later he tried out with Arizona.
Forbath, 33, has appeared in 81 games spanning eight NFL seasons with Washington (2012-15), New Orleans (2015), Minnesota (2016-17), Jacksonville (2018), New England (2019) and Dallas (2019), making 86.8 percent of his field-goal attempts (131 of 151). He spent the final month of last season with the Cowboys, making all 10 of his field goal attempts.
He grew up in the Highlands, was an All-CIF kicker at Notre Dame High in Sherman Oaks and won the Lou Groza Award at UCLA as the nation’s top kicker.
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