Monday September 14th, 2015

The Washington Redskins plan to release kicker Kai Forbath and sign free agent kicker Dustin Hopkins, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The announcement comes on the heels of the Redskins’ season-opening 17–10 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Forbath went 1 for 2 on his field goal attempts, hitting a 45-yard kick and missing one from 46 yards out.

Forbath has made 87% of his career field goal attempts since being signed by the Redskins in 2012. He was a Lou Groza award winner and All-American at UCLA.

Hopkins was released by the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 5 after losing the kicker competition to Zach Hocker. Hopkins has yet to attempt a kick in the NFL since being taken by the Buffalo Bills in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson done for game with hamstring injury

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