There was a plan to have Dustin Hopkins kick on Monday coming off his groin injury that has kept him out of the first two games of the season. Head coach Doug Marrone provided an update.
“He kicked a nerf ball today,” said Marrone. ”Which is part of the progress of his rehab and it was positive.”
When asked if Hopkins suddenly finds himself in the midst of a competition with Dan Carpenter, who was 3-4 on field goals including a 55-yarder, when he’s fully healthy Marrone said he’ll make that call when the time comes.
“Right now, what we have is Dan is out there playing for us and we’re happy,” said Marrone. ”He did a great job coming back on the 55-yarder, that was a big play in the game. We’re happy with that, and right now that’s all we have to play with until Hopkins comes off. I’ll look at the decision when Hopkins comes off it. But right now, Dan’s our kicker and he’s doing the best job, and we appreciate that.”
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