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DUSTIN HOPKINS RUMORS

Sean Payton awaiting either K Hopkins or Hocker to take a clear lead

The interesting kicking battle between Dustin Hopkins and Zach Hocker rages on for the New Orleans Saints. While it may not be the training camp battle that fans are talking about most, it's definitely one worth watching. As Joel A. Erickson of The New Orleans Advocate reports, head coach Sean Payton is simply waiting for one of the two kickers to separate himself from the other...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Friends Dustin Hopkins, Zach Hocker now battling for the same job

Imagine going up against one other person for a dream job and then finding out that the other person is someone you've been friends with for years. Well, according to Joel A. Erickson of The Advocate, that's exactly what's going on in the camp of the New Orleans Saints currently. While Dustin Hopkins and Zach Hocker battle to earn the starting place kicker job for the Saints, it...
Via Fox Sports
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints kicker battle is Dustin Hopkins vs. Zach Hocker… for now

I don’t think many of us pictured the Saints carrying Dustin Hopkins and Zach Hocker as their two kickers on the 90 man roster right now, and yet here we are. What’s most surprising about this is that Sean Payton has never not had a veteran battling it out in camp before. Whether it was John Carney, Olindo Mare, Martin Grammatica, John Kasay or Shayne Graham, there has always...
Via The Saints Nation
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Hopkins, Wingo among Bills' cuts to get roster to 75

BY DAN BEGNOCHENFL rosters must be down to 75 by 4 p.m. Tuesday. The Buffalo Bills took care of business a day early.Headlined by the departure of kicker Dustin Hopkins and running back Ronnie Wingo, the team cut 11 players Monday to get down to the league mandate prior to its final preseason game Thursday against the Detroit Lions.Hopkins, a sixth-round pick in last year's draft...
Via AFC East Daily
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Hopkins' fate with Bills hinges on specialist role

BY DAN BEGNOCHELast season, Dan Carpenter was brought in as an injury replacement for Buffalo Bills kicker Dustin Hopkins, following his release by the Miami Dolphins. He subsequently put up career bests in field goal percentage and points in 2014 and was awarded a four-year contract for his efforts.While a kick-off with the younger Hopkins seemed like a given this season now that...
Via AFC East Daily
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The Buffao Bills not so lonesome kickers

One of the most intriguing battles that I will be looking at during training camp this year will be what the Buffalo Bills decide to do at Kicker. There has been a couple of kicker situations that are not talked about by us the fans, because frankly who cares? Well this is actually more important than you could ever imagine. Often the most underrated player on the field, kickers...
Via cover32 - Bills
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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