Oct 10, 2021; Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Football Team kicker Dustin Hopkins (3) attempts an extra point against the New Orleans Saints during the first half at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

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Washington releases K Dustin Hopkins, signs Chris Blewitt

The Washington Football Team released longtime kicker Dustin Hopkins and signed replacement Chris Blewitt to the 53-man roster on Wednesday.

Blewitt, who was signed to Washington’s practice squad on Tuesday after he was released earlier this month, has yet to kick in an NFL game. In fact, the last time the 26-year-old played was collegiately for Pitt in 2016.

Hopkins, 31, made 12 of 14 field-goal attempts in six games this season, although he misfired on a 42-yard try in Sunday’s 31-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He also missed two extra points in Washington’s 34-30 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Oct. 3.

Hopkins has made 84.0 percent of his field-goal attempts (163 of 194) and 94.2 percent of his extra-point tries (179 of 190) since entering the NFL with Washington in 2015.

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