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Redskins cut place kicker Ty Long

Kai Forbath, left, held off Ty Long (3) and will remain the kicker for the Redskins. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

The Redskins have cut place kicker Ty Long after an offseason and preseason-long competition with veteran Kai Forbath, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

An undrafted rookie out of Alabama-Birmingham, Long was brought in to challenge Forbath, but never managed to overtake the fourth-year pro.

CSN Washington’s Chick Hernandez first reported news of Long’s release.

Although Forbath struggled with consistency during in-practice kicking competitions, and lacked the leg strength that Long boasted on kickoffs, Long didn’t distinguish himself.

During preseason games, Long never attempted a field goal. He handled six kickoffs, averaging 65.8 yards per attempt with two touchbacks. Long made two of two extra point attempts.

Forbath, meanwhile, has gone 3 for 3 on field goals, with a long of 52. he also has made all six point-after attempts.

Washington’s roster now stands at 87 players. Team officials have until 4 p.m. Tuesday to trim the roster to 75 players. Long is the first known roster cut of this round.

Washington plays its final preseason game Thursday night against Jacksonville. From there, the Redskins must make final cuts (down to 53 players) by 4 p.m. Saturday.