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Redskins release Cundiff, sign Forbath

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The Washington Redskins released place-kicker Billy Cundiff and signed Kai Forbath.

Cundiff, who was cut by the Baltimore Ravens on Aug. 26 after losing the job to rookie Justin Tucker, signed with the Redskins four days later with Washington cutting ties with Graham Gano. Cundiff is known for his strong leg and is regularly among the league leaders in touchbacks, but he missed four field goals over the past two games, including a pair of 31-yarders.

Forbath played at UCLA. He went undrafted last year, but signed with the Dallas Cowboys and spent the season on their reserve non-football injury list. He was waived by the Cowboys on April 16 and claimed the next day by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Forbath was 5-for-5 on field-goal attempts during the preseason for the Bucs, who waived him Aug. 31.

Forbath, 25, was a 2009 consensus All-American and won the 2009 Lou Groza Award, given to the top place kicker in college football. Forbath finished his collegiate career as the NCAA record holder for most career games with two or more field goals made (31) and is tied for the record of most career games of at least three field goals made (13).

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