Bill Belichick won't tip hand on Patriots' plans at kicker

Bill Belichick won't tip hand on Patriots' plans at kicker

Bill Belichick won't tip hand on Patriots' plans at kicker

A detailed view of a New England Patriots helmet before the National Football League preseason game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons on August 11, 2006 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.

Kai Forbath's stint with the New England Patriots lasted only one recreation. But according to the latest report, it has already been released.

ESPN's Field Yates reports that the Patriots have waived Forbath after one game. He kicked the 28-22 loss last night against the Houston Texans.

It's unclear what New England will do now, although Folk could return, as his recovery time was expected to be minimal.

Albert Huggins struggled to make a dent in the Eagles defensive line rotation and after being released by Philadelphia, he's been claimed by New England.

Forbath was the fourth kicker the Patriots used this season. New England signed him last Friday after Nick Folk had to undergo an emergency appendectomy last Thursday.

That left the Patriots scrambling, and landing on Forbath (he made a 23-yard field goal but missed one of his two extra points) before considering all options, including having punter Jake Bailey move into the placekicker role for a weekend. Their extra-point success is a much different story, however, as the Patriots' 83 percent success rate on extras is the second-worst mark in all of football.

Huggins is a 6-foot-3, 305 pound rookie out of Clemson that most recently spent time with the Eagles. He initially signed with the Houston Texans before jumping to the Eagles, where he played in four games after starting on the practice squad.

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