It may be a little late, what with Dan Bailey proving himself a very capable NFL kicker and all, but place kicker Kai Forbath has been cleared to practice after being taken off the non-football injury list on Tuesday.
Interestingly, he is one of two kickers on the Cowboys roster to have won the Lou Groza Award, as the nation’s best collegiate kicker, the other being the aforementioned Bailey. Bailey won in 2010 for his work at Oklahoma State, while Forbath won in 2009 for his work at UCLA.
With Bailey’s firm grasp on the Dallas place kicking job and David Buehler handling the kickoffs, we’re not sure exactly where Forbath fits in here, but the Cowboys will have to decide relatively soon. They have 21 days to activate him, release him, or place him on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.
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