Patriots claim DL Albert Huggins from Philadelphia; Release K Kai Forbath


Just three days after getting signed, the New England Patriots have waived kicker Kai Forbath, according to ESPN's Field Yates.

"We have a few days to work that out, so we'll look at our options and do what we feel like is best for the team based on what our options are", Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said during a media conference call Tuesday. "So, I don't know exactly how that's going to go, but we'll see".

Forbath is New England's fourth kicker this season.

With the transfer, the Patriots at the moment are slated to search out their fifth totally different kicker this season.

Stephen Gostkowski, who was in his 14th season with the Patriots, was placed on season-ending injured reserve on October 2 and had surgery for a left hip injury.

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The 35-year-old Folk would knock down seven of his nine attempts in three games with the Patriots (his two misses came in some downright awful weather at Gillette in New England's 13-9 win over the Cowboys), but was ultimately released when an appendectomy knocked him out of commission for this past Sunday's loss in Houston.

The Patriots first signed Mike Nugent to take Gostkowski's place, but he was ineffective, missing 3 of 8 field goal attempts and one PAT in four games.

Folk was released last week following an appendectomy.

The Patriots brought in Forbath after Folk had his appendix removed on Thanksgiving.

The Patriots would not have one other kicker on their energetic roster. Forbath, 32, scored the only field goal he tried against the Texans from 23 yards. New England also has the second-worst extra-point percentage in the entire league at 83.3 - only the Indianapolis Colts rank lower. Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Celtics easily on your device.