The Redskins have signed free agent kicker Nick Rose in place of injured Dustin Hopkins, Craig Hoffman confirms for 106.7 The Fan.
Hopkins suffered a “right hip rotator muscle strain” during Sunday’s 26-24 win over San Francisco, and was listed as “week-to-week” on the Redskins’ injury report to start the week.
According to JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington, Hopkins is now out for the remainder of the season.
Rose, 23, went undrafted in 2016 after four years at the University of Texas.
He famously once made an 80-yard field goal in practice — with no defenders, and, no shirt — although his field goal percentage at Texas leaves a bit to be desired.
Rose converted 14-of-21 attempts (66.7%) his junior year, and 13-of-17 (76.5%) his senior year for a 71.1 average conversion rate.
Contrast that with Hopkins’ 84-percent success rate at the NFL level and you might understand the Redskins are wandering into a situation of concern. If Hopkins is placed on IR, he could be eligible to return late in the season.