On the eve of Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals (6-7), the Washington Redskins activated kicker Dustin Hopkins from injured reserve and waived his replacement, Nick Rose.
Hopkins, 27, a fourth-year player out of Florida State, was signed by the Redskins in September 2015. He was placed on injured reserve following the Oct. 15 victory over San Francisco with a right hip injury. He had made 9 of 11 field goal attempts (81.8 percent) and 12 of 13 extra points. His career field goal accuracy mark is 84 percent.
Rose, 23, a first-year player out of Texas, had kicked in the past eight games in Hopkins’s stead. With Hopkins eligible to come off injured reserve, both kickers took part in practice this past week.
The Redskins (5-8) have lost four of their past five and hope to stop the slide with their return to FedEx Field on Sunday.
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