The Washington Football Team released veteran placekicker Dustin Hopkins on Wednesday and signed kicker Chris Blewitt from the practice squad.
Hopkins has spent seven seasons in Washington since making his NFL debut in 2015, converting 84% of his field goal attempts. But the 31-year-old kickert struggled recently, missing two field goal attempts and a pair of extra points this season.
Blewitt will be making his NFL regular season debut Sunday when the Burgundy and Gold visit Green Bay.
Blewitt, an Alexandria, Va. native who went to West Potomac High, has never appeared in an NFL game but played four seasons from 2013 to 2016 at Pitt, where he stands as the program’s all-time leader in field goals and extra points converted.
Blewitt recently worked out for the Indianapolis Colts before Washington brought him back to its practice squad and then tabbed him as Hopkins’ replacement.
NBC Sports Washington contributed to this report.