Chargers audition Dustin Hopkins and Elliott Fry
Washington released Hopkins last week, opting for Chris Blewitt. Hopkins has been Washington’s kicker since 2015. The 31-year-old specialist is posing as a scheming free agent, and the Chargers have seen a newcomer. Tristan Vizcaino struggle enormously in his first season with the concert.
Although Vizcaino is 6-for-7 on the field, he missed five more points in six games. To beat Michael badgley for the Los Angeles kicker position, Vizcaino is 10 for 15 on PAT, prompting obvious speculation about his status coming out of the Bolts’ bye. With the Chargers looking like one of the best teams in the AFC, they could try to gain more stability at the kicker level before Week 8.
Fry has performed well in this training, Yates adds, noting that the young specialist has scored 9 of 10 field goals, his only miss coming from 64 yards (Twitter connect). A South Carolina kicker from 2013-2016, Fry recorded numerous training sessions and spent time on practice teams since his Gamecocks eligibility ceased. But he’s only played one game, with the 2020 Falcons, as a pro.
Hopkins has succeeded 86% of his fielding attempts this season and has hovered around that success rate throughout his career, which has led Washington to offer him new contracts in 2018 and into the last offseason. Washington retained Hopkins on a one-year contract worth $ 2.5 million in March.
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