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Vikings release veteran Kai Forbath

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Minnesota Vikings have released kicker Kai Forbath on Monday. The Vikings decided to go with rookie Daniel Carlson.

The team used the 167th overall and the 30th pick in the fifth round to select the former Auburn kicker.

Minnesota Vikings kicker Kai Forbath looks to make a kick

Kai Forbath is attempting to make a kick for the Minnesota Vikings (Getty Images)

Forbath, who spent the entire 2017 season with the Vikings, was 32 of 38 in field goal attempts in 16 games. He was a perfect 8 of 8 from 20-29 yards. He was 12 of 14 from 30-39 yards. In addition, Forbath went 6 of 7 from 40-49 yards.

The former UCLA Bruin also went 6 of 9 from 50-yards or more. He made 84.2% in his field goal attempts.

Forbath signed with the Vikings in 2016 and played in seven games with the team. He was a perfect 15 of 15 in field goal attempts for a career-best 100%.

He spent the 2015 season with the New Orleans Saints and the Washington Redskins. He played in ten games with the Saints and just one game with the Redskins.

Forbath played in 40 games in his first three seasons with the Redskins.

Carlson had 474 career points for the Tigers. Each season that he kicked for the team, he had more than 100 points, including back-to-back 128 and 126 point seasons.

He was perfect in his entire collegiate career in extra points, as he went 198 for 198. He also was 92 of 114 in field goal attempts. He had a career-best 87.5% field goal percentage in his junior season, as he went 238 of 32.


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