The Washington Redskins will enter a crucial stretch of their season with a new kicker. They will place Dustin Hopkins on the short-term injured reserve list and will sign Nick Rose, a source said Tuesday.
It leaves the Redskins with an inexperienced kicker, known as much for the YouTube video of him kicking a field goal from the 5-yard line while doing a backflip at the University of Texas. He also once kicked an 80-yard field goal in practice. But Rose hasn’t yet kicked in an NFL game after leaving Texas following the 2015 season.
Atlanta cut him in August 2016 and San Francisco, after signing him to a futures contract in January, released him this summer.
Rose handled the kicking duties at Texas his final two seasons. He made 27 of 38 field goals and 71 of 74 extra points during his college career.
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Green Bay’s nightmare scenario came to life Sunday when Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone as he was taken to the ground by Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr in a 23-10 loss that dropped them to 4-2.
Despite the inconsistent play under center, the Broncos always had its defense to fall back on. The team entered Sunday’s game allowing an NFL-best 50.8 rush yards per game. In the first half alone, the Giants rushed for 83 yards on 14 carries. The poured on 65 more in the second half, led by Orleans Darkwa, who finished with a career-high 117 rushing yards.
The Broncos apparently still thought it was the bye week as Giants tight end Evan Engram gashed Broncos linebackers on crossing patterns to the tune of five catches for 82 yards and a touchdown.