The move comes shortly after the franchise decided to part with veteran Dustin Hopkins, who now plays for the Chargers.
ASHBURN – The Washington Football Team bet three weeks ago, cutting the veteran place kicker Dustin Hopkins, and replacing it with the inexperienced Chris blewitt. The move didn’t work out, and Blewitt he was cut Tuesday after three of his kicks were blocked in his two games.
Washington signed the veteran Joey slye as his new spot kicker. In six games with the Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers in this season, Slye he accumulated a combined 11 field goals from 13 attempts, and nine extra points converted from 12 attempts.
He received his first opportunity with the current head coach of Washington, Ron Rivera, in 2019 with the Carolina panthers, converting 25 of 32 field goals, including a combined 16 of 22 from 40 yards or more. He has made 80.2 percent of his career field goals, and 88 percent of his extra point attempts.
Hopkins received the game ball after converting the winning field goal from 29 yards to Los Angeles Chargers Sunday in the 27-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Hopkins has converted all three of his field goal attempts for the Chargers, but missed an extra point. He missed two extra point attempts for Washington previously this season.
The three blocked kicks to Blewitt they resulted from low attempts. He made his other two field goal attempts, as well as his two extra point attempts. He had not participated in a game since 2016, when he was still with the University of Pittsburgh.