He’s seen by most outside the building at One Bills Drive as a potential kickoff specialist for Buffalo with Dan Carpenter signing a sizable free agent deal with the Bills this offseason. But Dustin Hopkins is working to make the place kicking job a stiff competition as well. On the last day of minicamp Hopkins may have provided a sign of things to come.
Erratic in last year’s training camp, Hopkins’ performance on Thursday was in stark contrast. Both he and Carpenter had the opportunity to kick field goals in the final special teams segment of minicamp practice Thursday. Carpenter after going 8-for-8 on attempts Wednesday went 5-for-6 on Thursday with his only miss coming from 50 yards out. Hopkins meanwhile was a perfect 5-for-5. Below are their attempts kick by kick along with the results.
28 yards – right hash – good 32 yards – left hash – good
30 yards – left hash – good 35 yards – right hash – good
37 yards – right hash – good 41 yards – left hash – good
39 yards – left hash – good 48 yards – right hash – good
50 yards – right hash – wide rt. 53 yards – right hash – good
53 yards – left hash – good
Tags: Bills minicamp, Dan Carpenter, Dustin Hopkins
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