Open thread: Do they need a KO specialist?

Open thread: Do they need a KO specialist?
July 1, 2013, 6:00 am
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Your Monday morning open thread: 

Kai Forbath was an overnight sensation last season in Washington. The 25-year-old quickly proved to be accurate and clutch on field goals. He also set an NFL record for most consecutive field goals to start a career with 17.

More important, it looks like he’ll bring stability to the position.

But … his kickoffs were a lot less spectacular than his field goals. In fact, he registered just 15 touchbacks on 62 kickoffs (24.2-percent).

Enter John Potter, a kickoff specialist who appeared in six games for the Bills last season. He recorded 13 touchbacks on 26 kickoffs (50-percent).

Roster spots, as we know, are at a premium. Keeping Potter would mean sacrificing depth elsewhere on the 53-man roster.  

Although Potter was likely brought in to create some competition for Forbath, he’s on the 90-man roster and will be in training camp. So he’s got some hope.

Would you take a kickoff specialist over a third quarterback? Another position?

Thoughts?