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Redskins Activate Kicker Dustin Hopkins

Posted Dec 16, 2017

Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins has returned to the active roster after an eight-week stint on Injured Reserve. Hopkins is fifth all-time in franchise history in career field goal makes.

Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins has returned to the active roster after an eight-week stint on Injured Reserve. Hopkins is fifth all-time in franchise history in career field goal makes.

The Washington Redskins announced on Saturday that they have activated kicker Dustin Hopkins off Injured Reserve.

In a corresponding move, the team has waived kicker Nick Rose.

Hopkins returned to practice this week after being placed on Injured Reserve on Oct. 18 as he was dealing with a right hip rotator muscle strain that he originally suffered in Week 4 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Florida State product was back to work this week at practice alongside his teammates, though, and is now back on the active roster after missing Washington’s last eight games.

So far this season, Hopkins has connected on 9-of-11 field goal tries along with 12-of-13 extra point attempts. Additionally, his 64.7 yards per kickoff is tied for the fourth best mark among kickers and punters with at least 10 kickoffs this season.

In three seasons so far in Washington, Hopkins is 68-of-81 on field goal attempts.

His 68 field goals made is fifth-most in franchise history, trailing only Mark Moseley, Chip Lohmiller, Curt Knight and Shaun Suisham.

Rose, meanwhile, appeared in eight games with the Redskins this season as the University of Texas product was 10-of-11 on field goal attempts including a 55-yard conversion against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 10. 

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