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Redskins Release Billy Cundiff, Sign Kai Forbath After Workout
After his struggles over the first five games of the season, the Washington Redskins released kicker Billy Cundiff and replaced him with Kai Forbath, who won the Lou Groza Award as the top collegiate kicker in 2009, according to a league source.
Cundiff missed a 31-yard field goal for the second consecutive game on Sunday against Atlanta and went just 7-for-12 for the Redskins this season after signing with the team on Aug. 28.
He missed five of his last eight attempts, including three of four at Tampa Bay on Sept. 30, but did make a 41-yard field goal with two seconds remaining to give the Redskins a 24-22 the victory. He went 4-for-4 in the opener at New Orleans, including a season-long 45-yard attempt, and made all 17 of his extra point attempts and sent 18 of his 29 kickoffs for a touchback.
Forbath went undrafted out of UCLA in 2011 and signed with Dallas despite a quadriceps injury, and the Cowboys kept him on the non-football injury list the entire season before waiving him in April.
Tampa Bay claimed Forbath, and he went 5-for-5 on field goal attempts during the preseason, including a 43-yarder against the Redskins on Aug. 30 and a 55-yarder against New England. He was waived as rosters were finalized and the Buccaneers kept incumbent Connor Barth.