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Vikings Sign K Kai Forbath To Two-Year Contract Worth $1.1M

Update:

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Vikings gave K Kai Forbath a two-year contract upon signing him earlier in the week to replace Blair Walsh.

  • Matt Vensel reports that Forbath’s two-year contract is worth $1.1 million but includes no guaranteed money.

This, of course, means that if Forbath steps in and performs well for the Vikings to finish out the year, it’s likely he would return as their kicker in 2017.

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The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday that they’ve officially signed K Kai Forbath to a contract.

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Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that the Vikings are expected to sign K Kai Forbath to a contract now that they’ve waived K Blair Walsh on Tuesday.

Minnesota brought in a number of Vikings last week for tryouts including Travis Coons, Randy Bullock, ForbathZach HockerMarshall Koehn and Aldrick Rosas, but it appears as though Forbath was their choice.

Forbath, 29, originally signed on with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of back in 2011. He lasted around eight months with the team before he was placed on waivers and later claimed by the Redskins.

Last year, Washington placed an original round tender on Forbath, but elected to cut him mid-season. Forbath wound up catching on with the Saints in October of last year but was cut loose coming out of the preseason.

In 2015, Forbath appeared in 11 games and converted just 10 of 15 field goal attempts to go along with 34 of 35 extra point tries and 22 touchbacks.

 

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