Washington will sign Nick Rose to replace Dustin Hopkins

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With Dustin Hopkins headed to injured reserve with a hip injury, Washington will sign kicker Nick Rose, via Mike Garafolo of NFL Media.

Rose has never kicked in a regular-season game.

He has a big leg, having led the country in touchback rate in 2014 at Texas and finishing third in 2015. But Rose was inconsistent on field goals and PATs. He missed three extra points in his two years as the Longhorns’ primary place kicker and missed four field goals of less than 39 yards in his career.

Rose signed with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2016 and with the 49ers during the 2017 offseason and spent the preseason in San Francisco.

Washington also worked out Andrew Franks, Marshall Koehn and Mike Nugent on Tuesday, via Field Yates of ESPN.

5 responses to “Washington will sign Nick Rose to replace Dustin Hopkins

  1. Washington is hurting. Now they even have an injured kicker, not to mention both of their best corners. I’m going to absolutely love watching the Eagles destroy them on Monday.

  2. the collapse starts Monday against eagles. lets face it if not for the refs giving the game to the skins on that last drive (worst call ever) the lowly 49ers beat them. I predict a 5-11 as they win maybe 2 more….lol.

  3. boysroll- You forgot the two gifts that the 49ers also got in that game. The Ref’s took away a Redskins defensive TD and gave the 49ers a fumble recovery TD later in the game. As for the penalty, the rule on a pick play is blocking more than one yard beyond the line of scrimmage by an offensive player prior to a pass being thrown is offensive pass interference.

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