The New England Patriots signed kicker Kai Forbath just three days ago. But according to the latest report, he’s already been released.
ESPN’s Field Yates reports that the Patriots have waived Forbath after one game. He kicked in last night’s 28-22 loss to the Houston Texans.
Forbath made his only field goal, a 23-yarder, but was just 1-of-2 on extra points.
Source: the Patriots have waived K Kai Forbath.
In addition, the team claimed DT Albert Huggins off of waivers from the Eagles.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 2, 2019
There’s no doubt New England coach Bill Belichick has minimal patience for mistakes in the kicking game. The missed extra point may be one of the reasons the Patriots are deciding to move on so quickly.
Forbath is New England’s fourth kicker this season. New England signed him last Friday after Nick Folk had to undergo an emergency appendectomy last Thursday.
The Patriots are expected to re-sign Folk, but that isn’t necessarily a given due to Folk’s struggles this season.
Seeing that the Patriots now have an open roster spot available, they’ve signed former Eagles DT Albert Huggins. The 6-foot-3, 304 pound defensive lineman out of Clemson University was waived by Philadelphia just two days ago.
He appeared in four games with the Eagles totaling three combined tackles.