Vikings Release K Kai Forbath


The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that they’ve released K Kai Forbath and placed DE Ade Aruna on injured reserve.

The Vikings also waived OT Cedric Lang, TE Josiah Price, and FB Johnny Stanton with injury designations.

This, of course, means that rookie K Daniel Carlson has won the starting job for the Vikings.

Forbath, 30, originally signed on with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of back in 2011. Forbath had a brief stint with the Buccaneers before joining the Redskins for the 2012 season. After three years in Washington, Forbath signed on with the Saints during the 2015 season and returned to New Orleans on a one-year contract the following year.

The Vikings signed Forbath to a two-year contract is worth $1.1 million towards the end of the 2016 season. He returned to the Vikings this past March on a one-year contract.

In 2017, Forbath appeared in all 16 games for the Vikings and converted 32 of 38 field goal attempts (84.2 percent) to go along with 34 of 39 extra point attempts (87.2 percent) and 44 touchbacks.

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