Kai Forbath
Kai Forbath trying to stave off Zach Hocker
Kai Forbath, K, WAS
News: Redskins kicker Kai Forbath has made 35 of 40 field goals the past two years, but he's been weak on kickoffs, producing just 14 touchbacks last season. Washington drafted Zach Hocker in the seventh round to compete with Forbath.

According to the Washington Post, Forbath has spent the offseason trying to improve on kickoffs. "That, and continued accuracy on field goals is the key to his job security," the paper said.


Nate Freese
Lions insist they have open kicking competition
Nate Freese, K, DET
News: The Lions drafted Nate Freese and signed Giorgio Tavecchio this offseason. Both players will compete for the kicking job through the summer, and the job is wide open even though the Lions invested a draft pick in Freese. 

"Both guys are thumping it pretty good," coach Jim Caldwell said per MLive.com. "Giorgio's doing a nice job and Nate's doing a nice job as well. So I think it will be a good, healthy competition."


Alex Henery
Alex Henery called out on kickoffs
Alex Henery, K, PHI
News: Eagles special teams coach Dave Fipp said kicker Alex Henery has not been good enough on kickoffs, reports the Philadelphia Daily News. "He's got to get better on his kickoffs and long field goals. His kickoffs have not been up to par," Fipp said.

Mason Crosby
Mason Crosby has job locked up?
Mason Crosby, K, GB
News: Packers kicker Mason Crosby had to fight for his right to boot field goals, extra points and kickoffs last summer, but doesn't have any competition for the job this summer. That's because Crosby hit a career-best 89.2 percent of his field goals. ESPN notes that on Tuesday he made 7 of 8 field goals

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