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South Notes: Watson expected at OTAs; Bucs' search for kickers

Given that he tore his ACL in early November, Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is expected to be available for organized team activities, according to Ian Rapoport of (video link). While losing a dynamic talent like Watson clearly cratered Houston’s 2017 campaign, the fact that he went down relatively early in the season does have a silver lining, as he’ll now be ready for...
Via Pro Football Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins re-sign K Dustin Hopkins

The Redskins have taken care of one of their own free agents in advance of the legal tampering period. Kicker Dustin Hopkins has agreed to a new deal, according to a team announcement. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hopkins, 28 in October, has been with the Redskins since 2015. In that time, he has made 73-of-87 field goal attempts along with 93-of-98 extra point tries. He...
Via Pro Football Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Hopkins staying in Washington

The free agent kicking market won’t include Dustin Hopkins. A couple of hours before the start of the “legal tampering” window that allows teams to communicate with representatives of impending free agents, the Redskins announced that they have signed Hopkins to a contract extension. They did not announce any terms of the deal. Hopkins has [more]
Via Pro Football Talk
5 days ago

Josh Norman defends Redskins kicker after rough day

It was not a banner day for Washington Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins. He missed two field goals, including what would have been the game-winner in overtime against the Cincinnati Bengals (watch here). While many will blame the kicker for choking in crunch time, teammate Josh Norman is not one of them. Norman: "if you're putting this game on (Hopkins) for missing the field goal...
Via Sportsnaut
October 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Dustin Hopkins named NFC special teams player of the week

Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins has been named NFC special teams player of the week for his performance in Sunday’s 29-27 victory over the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Hopkins made five field goals, a career-high, including the game-winning 37-yarder with 1:51 left in the game. He also hit field goals of 25, 33, 45 […]
Via The Insider
September 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Dustin Hopkins shows off his big leg with 65-yard field goal

Dustin Hopkins enters the 2016 season with the potential to be one the most successful kickers in Redskins' history and he's already showing off what he can do.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Kotwica Happy With Dustin Hopkins’ Progress

Redskins special teams coordinator Ben Kotwica said he was satisfied with the overall effort by first-year kicker Dustin Hopkins, both with field goals and with kickoffs.
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Breakout potential: Can Dustin Hopkins become one of the NFL's top kickers?

K Dustin Hopkins had a solid first season for the Redskins. Can he build on it?
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Redskins Grades for Special Teams: Game 9

Redskins Grades for Offense: Week 9 Redskins Grades for Defense: Week 9 KICKING It was a big, though not particularly challenging, day for PK Dustin Hopkins, who continues to be almost perfect for the Skins. Hopkins attempted and converted four field goals and all five extra point attempts for a superb total of 17 points. [Kudos if you had Hopkins as your fantasy kicker.] The field...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Hopkins to replace Lindell

The Buffalo Bills have released longtime kicker Rian Lindell. The 36-year-old Lindell spent the last 10 years in Buffalo and is the most accurate kicker in Bills history with a field goal percentage of 83.3 percent. The release means that rookie Dustin Hopkins has won Buffalo's kicking competition. Hopkins, chosen 177th overall, has displayed a much stronger leg than Lindell throughout...
Via FOX Sports
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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