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The Redskins used a draft pick on kicker Zach Hocker and had him compete with Kai Forbath. But the job was always Forbath's to lose.

Redskins’ kicking competition went down to wire, with seventh-round pick's final miss costing him the job.

The rookie place kicker entered the preseason finale looking to remain perfect on field goal attempts in his competition with Kai Forbath.

One of the most important jobs on special teams, place kicker, remains up for grabs. Coach Jay Gruden says it all comes down to tonight.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he will not use one game to make his decision on a place-kicker. Instead, the coach maintained that this call will go down to the final preseason game.

Kai Forbath and Zach Hocker have had a handful of kicking duels in the first week of training camp, but coach Jay Gruden said he still doesn’t know if he’ll go with one over the other, or find a way to keep both when it comes down to finalizing the 53-man roster.

Redskins' place kicker has excelled on field goals, but Washington spent a draft pick on Zach Hocker to add competition, and perhaps push Forbath to improve on kickoffs.

There's a lot you don't know about the Redskins' newest players.

Using the 217th pick of the draft, Washington took Indiana tight end Ted Bolser. Then with the 228th selection, the Redskins took Arkansas kicker Zach Hocker.

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