Dustin Hopkins Injury

Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times quotes Chargers head coach Brandon Staley as saying on Wednesday that Hopkins will be a limited participant in practice due to a quadriceps issue.

Hopkins kicked a perfect 2-0 on field goals and 4-0 on extra points in Week 4’s victory over the Texans, but he appears to have suffered an injury. The organization will give him two more practices to get over the injury before deciding whether or not he will play in Sunday’s game in Cleveland.

Career

On September 14, 2015, after letting Kai Forbath go, the Washington Redskins signed Hopkins. Hopkins’s 56-yard field goal against the Carolina Panthers on October 14 was a personal best. Against the New Orleans Saints on November 15, 2015, Hopkins kicked a career-high four field goals.

When the clock ran out in overtime on October 30, 2016, Hopkins missed a game-winning field goal, and the Cincinnati Bengals and the Baltimore Ravens ended up in a 27-27 draw.

In 2016, Hopkins kicked a record-breaking 34 field goals for the team. Hopkins was placed on injured reserve after sustaining a partially torn hip muscle in a game against the San Francisco 49ers on October 15, 2017. On December 16, 2017, he was added back to the active 53-man roster.

Dustin Hopkins Injury

A three-year contract extension was signed between Hopkins and the Redskins on March 12, 2018. Hopkins kicked 26 of 29 field goals and 25 of 26 extra point attempts in 2018. Hopkins kicked a perfect 21/22 extra points and 25/30 field goals in the 2019 season.

Hopkins kicked a 47-yard field goal attempt wide left when the 2020 NFL season was in its sixth week. With the score tied at 20, Giants head coach Ron Rivera elected to go for two rather than send Hopkins out for an extra point that may have sent the game into overtime. Hopkins missed a field goal attempt of 44 yards in the next week’s victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

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Another field goal attempt by Hopkins, this one from 43 yards out, was missed in Week 10’s loss against the Detroit Lions, which ended with a final score of 27-30. Coach Ron Rivera was questioned about the possibility of bringing in a new kicker after the game and responded, “Well, it is something that we are talking about and contemplating.”

Hopkins scored on all three of his field goal attempts and all of his extra point attempts in Week 13’s 23-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The loss was the Steelers’ first of the year. To recognize Hopkins’ efforts on special teams during Week 13, the NFC selected him as its Player of the Week. In March of 2021, he put pen to paper to remain with the club.

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