METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Saints have changed kickers, cutting veteran Kai Forbath on Tuesday and signing Wil Lutz, a rookie who spent the preseason with Baltimore.

Lutz was a four-year kicker at Georgia State, where he also handled punts his senior season and was nominated for the Ray Guy Award.

The move comes days after it appeared that Forbath, who took over as the Saints’ place kicker last season, had won a preseason competition with Connor Barth for his job.

Lutz attempted three field goals with the Ravens this preseason, hitting two from within 40 yards and missing one beyond 50.

The Saints, who open the regular season at home Sunday against Oakland, have also cut veteran defensive back Cortland Finnegan, defensive tackle Ashaad Mabry and linebacker Tony Steward.


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