New England signs Kai Forbath with Nick Folk (appendectomy) likely out

Former Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Kai Forbath has been signed by the New England Patriots on Thursday.

What It Means:

Starter Nick Folk is going to miss Sunday's game after an appendectomy, which leaves the Patriots with a hole at kicker. That led to the team signing Forbath, who hasn't kicked for a team this season. Folk is only expected to miss one game, however, so Forbath's tenure will likely be short-lived.

Last year with the Jaguars, Forbath went 4-of-5 on field goal attempts in three games.