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Saints Sticking With Zach Hocker, Despite Trying Out Kai Forbath & Randy Bullock


Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports that the Saints will not being signing a new kicker, despite bringing in a number of kickers for tryouts on Wednesday.

  • According to Garafolo, Randy Bullock made all of his field goal attempts while Kai Forbath missed only one from 53 yards.
  • Garafolo adds that K Zach Hocker is “on notice” moving forward.

Hocker, 24, is a former seventh-round pick of the Redskins. However, he was unable to make the team’s final 53-man roster coming out of the preseason last year and was among their final roster cuts.

The Dolphins later signed him to a future/reserve deal in early January before cutting him back May.

Hocker later caught on with the Saints and managed to win the job this summer.

In four games this season, Hocker has converted seven of nine (77.8 percent) of his attempts. He’s also five out of six in extra point tries.


Mike Triplett of ESPN reports that veteran kickers Kai Forbath and Randy Bullock are expected to be among the players trying out for the Saints on Wednesday.

It’s worth mentioning that Zach Hocker has yet to lose his job with the team, but it’s clear that New Orleans wants to see what their available options are.

Bullock, 25, was in the final year of his four-year, $2.278 million contract when the Texans elected to release him earlier in the week and sign former Chargers K Nick Novak.

Bullock has converted 83.3 percent of his field goals this season over the course of three games, but has missed two of his five extra point attempts.

Forbath, 28, originally signed on with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of back in 2011. He lasted a around eight months with the team before he was placed on waivers and later claimed by the Redskins.

Washington placed an original round tender on Forbath back in March that would have paid him $1,542,000 for the 2015 season before he was cut a few weeks back.

Forbath wound up missing one of his two field goal attempts against the Dolphins in Week 1. He added an extra point and a touchback.

We’ll have more regarding the Saints’ kicker tryouts as the news is available.

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