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Dustin Hopkins | Place Kicker

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 193
College: Florida State
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Coach Doug Marrone referred to second-year K Dustin Hopkins as strictly a kickoff specialist.
The Bills used a sixth-round pick on the heavy-legged Hopkins last year, but he ended up missing the entire season with a groin injury. Buffalo then signed Dan Carpenter, who went on to make nearly 92 percent of his field goals. The Bills then inked Carpenter to a four-year extension. Hopkins' roster chances are slim. Jul 22 - 11:55 AM

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The Bills are considering keeping two kickers for the 2014 season.

The Bills recently signed Dan Carpenter to a four-year, $9.9 million extension, but used the No. 177 pick of last year's draft on Dustin Hopkins, who missed his entire rookie year with a groin injury. The idea would be to have Carpenter handle field goals and Hopkins man kickoffs. When it comes time to cut the roster down to 53 players, we highly doubt the Bills will have the stones to keep two kickers. It wouldn't be smart.
Apr 10 - 6:02 PM

Bills placed K Dustin Hopkins on injured reserve with a groin injury, ending his season.

The No. 177 pick of April's draft is done after never attempting a regular-season kick. The Bills are going forward with Dan Carpenter at kicker. Hopkins will have his draft status working in his favor, but won't be guaranteed a roster spot next summer.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 01:18:00 PM

Bills K Dustin Hopkins (groin) will not play in Thursday's Week 5 game against the Browns.

Hopkins went down right before Week 1 and still isn't ready. Backup Dan Carpenter won't be a strong fantasy option as E.J. Manuel projects to struggle against the Browns nasty front seven.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 08:34:00 AM

Bills K Dustin Hopkins (groin) could return to practice this week.

Hopkins was a non-participant in practice Wednesday and is considered day to day. Dan Carpenter will kick again this week if Hopkins isn't ready to return.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 07:07:00 PM

Bills K Dustin Hopkins (groin) has been ruled out for Week 1.

Hopkins is out indefinitely after suffering a groin injury in Monday's practice. Dan Carpenter will handle all kicking duties until he's ready to return.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 02:02:00 PM

Bills agreed to terms with No. 177 overall pick K Dustin Hopkins on a four-year contract.

One of the top kickers in the country last season, Hopkins should punch Rian Lindell's ticket out of town provided he doesn't bomb early in camp. Hopkins' 466 career points are an NCAA record for a kicker. He could prove a fine streaming option before the weather turns ugly in Buffalo.
Fri, May 10, 2013 11:51:00 AM

Bills selected FSU K Dustin Hopkins with the No. 177 overall pick.

Hopkins has been considered one of the top kickers in the country since high school. As a senior, Hopkins was 25 for 30 in field goal attempts, including a 4-for-5 performance against the rival Miami Hurricanes. Hopkins also became the NCAA FBS all-time kick scorer with 459 points. He can also kick off.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 04:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1E.J. Manuel
2Thad Lewis
3Jeff Tuel
4Dennis Dixon
RB1C.J. Spiller
2Fred Jackson
3Bryce Brown
4Anthony Dixon
5Ronnie Wingo
GLB1Fred Jackson
2Bryce Brown
3RB1Fred Jackson
2C.J. Spiller
FB1Frank Summers
2Evan Rodriguez
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Chris Hogan
4Chris Summers
5Naaman Roosevelt
WR21Robert Woods
2Mike Williams
3T.J. Graham
4Marcus Easley
5Kevin Elliott
WR31Mike Williams
TE1Scott Chandler
2Tony Moeaki
3Lee Smith
4Chris Gragg
5Dominique Jones
K1Dan Carpenter
2Dustin Hopkins