Now that 2021 is in the books for the old Football Team and the new name is on the way, I present Part Two of the Not-So Brief History of Modern Washington Kickers. Part One is here.
Billy Cundiff was signed to start the 2012 season, but only lasted 5 games going 7-12 including a 1-4 game in a 24-22 win over Tampa Bay. His Redskins stop was only a small part of his 136 game NFL career which included a Pro Bowl and 1st Team All Pro in 2010, 3 NFC Special Teams player of the Week awards, and a record tying 7 field goal night on Monday Night Football.
Forbath replaced Cundiff, and currently holds the team record with a 87% make rate He held the job from his NFL debut in 2012 until 2015 when he was cut after one game and replaced by Dustin Hopkins. Jay Gruden said at the time they were looking for a stronger leg, especially on kickoffs.
Forbath did come with some injury issues, enter John Potter for weeks 2, 3 & 4 of 2013, going 3-4 on field goals. These would be the last 3 games of Potter's 9 game NFL career.
Joey Slye: 2021, 6 Games
Replaced: Chris Blewitt
Replaced by: Brian Johnson
Slye had kicked for Ron Rivera in Carolina and was brought in the replace Blewitt. After being cut by The Texans & 49ers earlier in 2021, Slye went 12-12 on field goals for Washington and will most likely return in 2022.