Minnesota Vikings Cut Kai Forbath, Stick With Rookie Kicker


After being with the team since November 2016, the Minnesota Vikings announced that they cut kicker Kai Forbath.

Two days after going one for two on field goal attempts against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Minnesota Vikings announced that they were cutting the kicker who is entering his 8th year in the NFL. The starting kicker job will now belong to Daniel Carlson, a rookie who was a 5th round pick of the Vikings in the draft this past April. Calrson was the first kicker drafted in April and was the SEC Special Teams Player of the Year for both 2016 and 2017. He also ended his career at Auburn as the leading scorer in SEC history with 480 points and 92 career field goals made.

Carlson will have two more preseason games against the Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans to fine tune his game before the regular season kicks off on September 9th against the San Fransisco 49ers.