According to the team’s Twitter feed, the Minnesota Vikings officially signed kicker Kai Forbath Wednesday. It was reported Tuesday that he had reached an agreement with the team on a one-year contract. The team also announced the signing of tight end Josiah Price and long snapper Nick Dooley.
We have also waived LB Shaan Washington.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) March 21, 2018
In 23 games for the Vikings, Forbath has made 47 of 53 field goal attempts (88.7 %) and is 45 of 53 (84.9%) on extra point attempts. Last season, the 30 year-old made a career-high 32 field goals on 38 attempts (84.2%). From 50 yards or more Forbath went 6 of 9 (66.7%). He converted on 34 of 39 (87.2%) extra points.
Excited to have signed another NFL contract! Can't wait to get back to work with this great organization and teammates! 🏈 pic.twitter.com/hnjF6B4cwk
— Josiah Price (@JosiahMSUPrice) March 21, 2018
Price (Age 24, 6-4, 250 lbs.) joined the roster as an undrafted free agent last offseason but was released during roster reductions. He’s a Michigan State alum (along with former Spartan Kirk Cousins).
Dooley (6-8, 300 lbs.) played college football at UTEP (Univeristy of Texas El-Paso). He played in 49 games for the Miners.
The Vikings also waived linebacker Shaan Washington. Washington, 24, joined the team as an undrafted free agent in 2017. He was placed on injured reserve last July with a season-ending leg injury.