Last week Kai Forbath won the Saints kicker competition, but apparently New Orleans is still having some reservations.
The Saints signed kicker Wil Lutz to the active roster on Tuesday, according to The Times-Picayune. Lutz will be part of the 53-man roster.
With Lutz now in the fold, it’s unclear what that means for Forbath.
Forbath was declared the winner in a recent preseason battle at kicker with Connor Barth. The Saints cut Barth and he signed with the Chicago Bears on Monday.
Forbath, in his fifth season out of UCLA, finished out last year as the Saints starting kicker. He appeared in 10 games for New Orleans and was 9 for 13 on field goal attempts and 32 for 33 on extra points.
During the preseason, Forbath went 3 for 4 on field goals. His lone miss was a 50-yard field goal attempt against the New England Patriots.
Barth was 2 for 2 on field goal attempts but his longest came from 40 yards while with New Orleans.
The addition of Lutz could mark the end for Forbath in New Orleans, too.
The undrafted rookie out of Georgia State went through a tryout on Monday and nailed 10 of 12 field goals. His two misses came from 54 and 59 yards out but he made a 54-yard field goal, according to The Times-Picayune.
We’ll find out soon if Forbath will be shown the door.