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Washington Football Team releases former Seminole

This one is kind of a surprise...

There was some surprising news out of the NFL on Wednesday morning as the Washington Football Team elected to release longtime kicker Dustin Hopkins. 

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The former Florida State fan favorite had been with Washington since 2015. He's the third-leading scorer in franchise history but Hopkins has come under fire recently after missing two extra points in a win over Atlanta two weeks ago and a field goal in the loss to Kansas City on Sunday.

Despite the misses, Hopkins is still 12/14 on field goals and 10/12 on extra-point attempts in 2021. This is puzzling because the kicker that Washington promoted to the active roster has never attempted a field goal in an NFL game and it's not like he's a rookie. Chris Blewitt has been out of college since 2016, one year shorter than Hopkins' tenure with the Football Team. 

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It's hard to imagine that the Texas native won't find another landing spot in the near future. During his seven years in the league, he has made 163 of 194 field-goal attempts (84%) and 179 of 190 extra points (94.2%). Dating back to his college career, Hopkins is a proven leg. He still holds the ACC career records for field goals made.

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