The Washington Redskins officially designated K Dustin Hopkins to return from injured reserve on Wednesday.
This officially opens a three-week window of time for the Redskins to add him to their active roster or he’ll spend the duration of the 2017 season on injured reserve.
Washington placed Hopkins on injured reserve with a hip injury this past October.
Hopkins, 27, is a former sixth-round pick of the Bills back in 2013. He lasted just over a year in Buffalo before he was waived at the start of the 2014 season and later signed to the Saints’ practice squad.
The Redskins would sign him to a contract in 2015 and he’s been with the team ever since.
In 2017, Hopkins has appeared in five games and converted 9 of 11 field goal attempts (81.8 percent) to go along with 12 of 13 extra point tries (92.3 percent).