clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Cowboys release Kai Forbath; Titans should take a look

New, comments
NFL: Los Angeles Rams at Dallas Cowboys Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Cowboys released Kai Forbath a few days ago. Forbath replaced Brett Maher near the end of the 2019 season, and went 10-for-10 during his three-game stint with the Cowboys.

Given the success that Forbath experienced down the stretch, this is a tough break for him. He should be able to quickly find work elsewhere.

You probably recall that the Titans kicking situation was historically bad last year. That’s putting it nicely. The team cycled through several kickers throughout the season after the expected starter Ryan Succop failed to recover from a hip injury. They ended up with Greg Joseph who made all of his extra points and the lone field goal he attempted (a 30-yard chip shot).

Joseph should not be handed the job based on his 2019 performance. They simply didn’t get a close enough look at him because the offense was scoring so many touchdowns. First world problems, right?

Forbath is definitely a guy that the Titans should have some interest in kicking the tires on. Joseph might be the guy, but there is no reason not to bring in some experienced competition for him in training camp. Surely the Titans have learned their lesson, right?

It’s worth noting that Joseph isn’t the only kicker in camp right now. The team did add competition in the form of un-drafted free agent Tucker McCann out of The University of Missouri. I’m just not convinced he’ll truly push Joseph for the job.

Stephen Gostkowski and Graham Gano are two other guys that have been mentioned here. Simply put, the Titans need to do what they didn’t do last training camp by adding some competition to the kicking game.