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Patriots Waive Kicker Kai Forbath After Missed Extra Point vs Texans

Kai Forbath missed an extra point vs the Texans, so Patriots cut him the next day
Kai Forbath missed an extra point vs the Texans, so Patriots cut him the next day | Bob Levey/Getty Images

Talk about not getting enough time on the job to prove yourself.

The New England Patriots will now use their FIFTH placekicker of the season and their third in the last three games after parting ways with Kai Forbath. He was only active for one game, their loss on Sunday Night against the Houston Texans.

The Patriots have been searching frantically for an answer at kicker after Stephen Gostkowksi was ruled out for the season with an injury. They started with Mike Nugent, but soon bailed in favor of Nick Folk after Nugent missed four kicks in four games. Following Folk's appendectomy and subsequent release, Forbath was given one game to prove himself before getting cut.

Forbath made two of three kicks against the Texans, with his missed extra point likely serving as the nail in the coffin for his tenure as a Patriot.

Take note, those trying out for the Patriots kicker job. There is NO room for error. One mistake, no matter how small, and you're back on the street.