A lot of fans have called for Dustin Hopkins head over the years, and that day has finally arrived. Washington announced Hopkins has been released. He was 10 for 12 on extra points and 12 for 14 on field goals this season. Hopkins missed a 42-yard FG on Sunday vs the Kansas City Chiefs, but hit from 50 and 43 yards and made the XP after the team's only TD.
Hopkins has been Washington's kicker since 2015. He was 163 for 194(84%) at FGs and 179 for 190(94.2%) on XPs. He also had a 73.4% touchback rate on kickoffs.
Thank you, Dustin pic.twitter.com/G0LA9SDouZ— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) October 20, 2021
He will be replaced by Chris Blewitt who was re-signed to the practice squad yesterday after a workout with 2 other kickers. Blewitt was undrafted out of Pittsburgh in 2017. He was with the Steelers for their rookie mini-camp that year. Blewitt spent time with the Bears in 2019, but he has never kicked in an NFL regular season game. He made 55-of-79(69.6%) of his field goal attempts and 198-of-204(97.1%) in four seasons at Pittsburgh.
We have made multiple roster moves:— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) October 20, 2021
-Released K Dustin Hopkins
-Signed K Chris Blewitt from the practice squad
Washington also announced they have re-signed WR Kelvin Harmon to the practice squad. He was released from it yesterday when Chris Blewitt was re-signed.