Washington cuts Kicker Dustin Hopkins

The Washington Football Team has officially released veteran Kicker Dustin Hopkins and has signed Chris Blewitt to the active roster, promoting him from their practice squad. 

This was Hopkins seventh season with the team, he joined the franchise in 2015 and has played in 93 games over that period of time. During his 6 plus season in Washington, Hopkins has logged an even 84 percent on his field-goal attempts and 94.2 percent on extra-point attempts; Hopkins longest recorded field-goal was 56 yard in 2018. Currently he is only 10 points behind the league's leading kicker in terms of points this season.  

Over the first 6 games of this year Hopkins has successfully converted 12 of his 14 field-goal tries and 10 of 12 extra-point attempts. His first failed kick was in Week 1 against the Chargers and his second was a 42 yard miss this past week against the Chiefs, both failed extra-points came in Week 4 in Atlanta.

It was reported earlier this week that Washington was setting up workouts for multiple kickers, including former CFL star Lirim Hajrullahu. Ultimately, the team decided on the 26 year old Chris Blewitt who is a product of the University of Pittsburgh but has yet to take the field for an NFL game. 

In Week 7 the Washington Football team is set to visit the Green Bay Packers.

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