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Redskins Release Billy Cundiff, Sign Kai Forbath to Replace Him




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    Bye bye, Billy. We're not gonna miss you so.

    The Washington Redskins officially released Billy -- Cundiff, that is -- Tuesday and signed kicker Kai Forbath to replace him.

    "Couldn't be more excited to join Redskins nation!" Forbath tweeted Tuesday afternoon.

    Cundiff missed five of his 12 field goal attempts in five games this season (including four in the past two weeks), which made him the least accurate kicker in the NFL. The 32-year-old journeyman saved himself Sept. 30 when the one field goal he did make with three seconds left lifted Washington to a 24-22 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but he missed a 31-yard chip shot Sunday in the Redskins' 24-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, which must have ultimately sealed his fate.

    Meanwhile, Forbath, a former All-American at UCLA who was playing "Bar Golf" as recently as this weekend, has never attempted a regular-season kick. He went undrafted in 2011 before short stints with the Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys.

    Hey, he can't get much worse than Cundiff, right?

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