Redskins to work out three kickers on Tuesday [updated]

Update: Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan confirmed Monday that the team will work out kickers. He also seemed to leave open the possibility of the Redskins signing a kicker who doesn’t participate in Tuesday’s workout.

“Obviously everything is based on how they kick or if we feel very good about somebody that’s out there that we think would give us a better chance to win,” Shanahan said. He added that Cundiff remains the team’s kicker at this point.


The Washington Redskins will work out three free agent kickers Tuesday following consecutive uneven performances by Billy Cundiff, a person with knowledge of the Redskins’ deliberations confirmed.

Billy Cundiff has missed four of his last six field goal attempts. (Jeff Roberson/Associated Press)

 The Redskins are expected to sign one of them and release Cundiff, who missed a 31-yard field-goal attempt Sunday after missing three kicks the week before. Since opening the season with a 4-for-4 showing at New Orleans, Cundiff has made three of eight attempts.

 The team will have tryouts for  15-year veteran Orlindo Mare, nine-year veteran Josh Brown, a nine-year veteran and former UCLA kicker Kai Forbath, CBSSports first reported and a source confirmed.

 Mare spent last season with the Carolina Panthers, and prior to that kicked for the Miami Dolphins for the first 10 seasons of his career, the New Orleans Saints in 2007 and the Seattle Seahawks from 2008-10. In his career, Mare has made 81.2 percent of his kicks, with a long of 54 yards.

 Brown spent the last four seasons with the St. Louis Rams and spent the first five seasons of his career with Seattle. Brown has made 80.9 percent of his field goal attempts. As a rookie in 2003, he made a 58-yarder. That is his career long, although he has made kicks longer than 50 yards in all but one of the seven seasons that have followed.

 Forbath was signed by Dallas as an undrafted rookie in 2011, but wound up on Injured Reserve. Forbath was signed by Tampa Bay in the spring, but was cut following the preseason despite making five of five kicks, including a long of 55.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.



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