The team released kicker Kai Forbath after claiming Albert Huggins of the Philadelphia Eagles Forbath exemptions, an eight-year veteran of the National Football League, was signed by New England on Friday to replace kicker Nick Folk, who allegedly submitted to an appendectomy three days before Sunday night's game against the Houston Texans. But according to the latest report, it has already been released. He kicked the 28-22 loss last night against the Houston Texans.
The New England Patriots announced that they have claimed DL Albert Huggins off waivers from Philadelphia.
There is no doubt that New England coach Bill Belichick has minimal patience to make mistakes in the kicking game.More news: OPEC+ expected to deepen output cuts to 1.5 mln bpd -JPM
Forbath is the fourth New England kicker this season. Forbath has played 78 regular-season games in his career and made 121-of-141 (85.8%) field goals and converted 173-of-185 (93.5%) extra points for 536 career points. Their extra-point success is a much different story, however, as the Patriots' 83 percent success rate on extras is the second-worst mark in all of football.
Assuming he's healthy enough to be upright and boot the ball for Sunday's meeting with KC (I can't pretend to know the flawless timeline for a kicker following an appendectomy), you would nearly expect the Patriots to circle back to Folk, as he was undoubtedly the best option out of the three replacements the Patriots have brought in since Gostkowski went under the knife.
The Patriots are expected to re-sign Folk, but that isn't necessarily a given due to Folk's struggles this season.More news: Climate activist Greta Thunberg nears Lisbon port
Seeing that the Patriots now have a place available on the list, they have signed former Eagles coach Albert Huggins.
Huggins is a 6-foot-3, 305 pound rookie out of Clemson that most recently spent time with the Eagles.More news: Kim Jong Un celebrates completion of 'modern mountainous city'