The Washington Redskins plan to release kicker Kai Forbath and sign free agent kicker Dustin Hopkins.
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.