Saints bring in new kicker, Forbath, to replace Hocker
METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints have decided to make a change at kicker, releasing Zach Hocker on Monday and replacing him with former Washington Redskins kicker Kai Forbath.
Hocker missed two field goal attempts during Thursday night's Saints victory over Atlanta, dropping him to 9 of 13 on the season. Two weeks earlier, Hocker had missed a potential winning field goal against Dallas, hitting the left upright. However, the Saints won that game in overtime.
Forbath, whose signing was posted on the NFL transactions wire Monday afternoon, had kicked for the Washington Redskins from 2012 until his release last month. He has made 60 of 69 field goal attempts in his career. He hit 24 of 27 last season.
He becomes the 10th Saints kicker since coach Sean Payton was hired in 2006.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Spring semester begins at Southern University
What to expect on Inauguration Day
An Inauguration Day unlike any other unfolds amid the COVID-19 pandemic
LDH calls for retired medical professionals to volunteer for vaccine administration
Despite all odds, woman celebrates 105th birthday after battling COVID, pneumonia, strokes