Redskins Placing K Dustin Hopkins On Short-Term IR, Signing K Nick Rose

JP Finley of CNS Mid-Atlantic reports that Redskins K Dustin Hopkins is out for the season with a hip injury.

  • Mike Garofolo and Ian Rapoport are reporting that the Redskins are signing K Nick Rose to a contract on Tuesday.
  • Mike Jones reports that the Redskins are designating Hopkins as one of their two players to return from injured reserve.

The Redskins brought in four free agent kickers for workouts on Tuesday including Andrew Franks, Marshall Koehn, Mike Nugent and Rose, but it appears as though Rose was the most impressive during the tryout.

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).

Rose, 23, wound up signing a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of Texans back in May. He was, unfortunately, cut loose coming out of the preseason but didn’t catch on with another team during the season.

The 49ers signed him to a future/reserve contract this past January only to cut him loose coming out of the preseason.

During his college career at Texas, Rose converted 27 of 38 field goal attempts (71.1 percent) to go along with 71 of 74 extra point tries (95.9 percent) for a total of 149 points.

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