The Rams announced Tuesday they have signed former UCLA kicker Kai Forbath after seeing rookie Sam Sloman continue to struggle.
Sloman, a seventh-round draft pick from Miami (Ohio), missed an extra-point attempt for the third time in 18 tries this season when a kick was blocked in the Rams’ 24-16 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
Forbath was signed off the Chicago Bears’ practice squad and joined the Rams’ 53-man active roster. Sloman remains with the team, and Forbath takes the roster spot open after linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo was placed on injured reserve with an elbow sprain that’s expected to sideline him at least four weeks, the story said.
Last season, Forbath made all 10 kicks after replacing Brett Maher and was re-signed in the offseason to a one-year deal, but he became expendable when the team signed Zuerlein to a three-year deal worth $7.5 million, the tweet went on to say. Given the success of the Cowboys offense last year, Zuerlein should be a target for fantasy owners.