Per Wikipedia

Kai August Forbath (born September 2, 1987) played college football at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and was recognized as an All-American and the best college kicker in the country in 2009. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2011.

Professional career

Dallas Cowboys

Although he was projected as the second-best kicker in the 2011 NFL Draft, Forbath was not selected in the Draft. However, on August 2, 2011, he signed with the Dallas Cowboys as a rookie free agent, and was subsequently placed on the reserve/non-football injury list. He was waived on April 16, 2012.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed Forbath off waivers on April 17, 2012. During preseason, Forbath made five out of five field goal attempts, including a successful 55-yard kick.

Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins signed Forbath on October 9, 2012, replacing Billy Cundiff. Forbath made his NFL and Redskins debut knocking through a 50-yarder as his first career NFL field goal in the home game against the Minnesota Vikings on October 14, 2012. His performance was essential in the Redskins’ victory over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 14, where he recorded 48 and 49-yard field goals and then a game-winning 34-yard field goal in overtime.

On December 23, 2012, Forbath set the NFL record for consecutive field goals to begin a career with 17 in a row, beating Garrett Hartley, who previously held the record at 16. The ball was sent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

In Week 7 of the 2014 season, Forbath scored the game winning field goal in the 19-17 win over the Tennessee Titans. He then was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after scoring the overtime winning field goal against the Dallas Cowboys the following week. He would once again score the game winning field goal again in the 27-24 Week 16 win over the Eagles.

The Redskins offered Forbath a $1,542,000 right of first refusal tender on March 8, 2015, which he signed on April 15, 2015. Forbath was released on September 14, 2015. On October 19, 2015, it was announced he would be signed by the New Orleans Saints to replace released place kicker Zach Hocker.

We wish Zach Hocker the best.

Washington cutting kicker Kai Forbath after loss

Detroit Lions v Washington Redskins

Getty ImagesAfter a loss to the Dolphins, the Redskins cut Khai Forbath.  The culprit has been identified …  they’ve found the appropriate scapegoat in Washington.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Washington plans to cut kicker Kai Forbath, and is bringing in former Bills and Saints kicker Dustin Hopkins.

Forbath missed a 46-yard field goal yesterday, which hardly seemed like a deal-breaker at the time. He hit 24-of-27 field goals last year, and has hit at a 88 percent clip in his previous three seasons there.

Saints cut Zach Hocker and Sign Kai Forbath

Saints cut Zach Hocker and Sign Kai Forbath