By Jacob Camenker
The Washington Redskins haven’t had many major special teams battles in recent years. That doesn’t figure to change in 2019.
We’re on to our last depth chart breakdown before 2019 training camp. And this one will be a brief one, as we’re taking a look at the Redskins specialist.
Since 2014, the Redskins haven’t had many major special teams battles. In that offseason, the team had a plethora of punters try out for the role before giving it to Tress Way. And at kicker, Kai Forbath and seventh-round pick Zach Hocker duked it out before Forbath won the job (though Forbath would lose his job to current Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins shortly into the 2015 season).
This year, there doesn’t figure to be a lot of major competition as well. It seems that things will be the same as they ever were, especially since the team’s kicker and punter performed well last year. But, here’s a refresher on the depth chart moving forward and a look at the potential return men.
Kicker: Dustin Hopkins. Last season was Hopkins’ best in the NFL. He converted 26-of-29 field goal attempts and managed to go 4-of-5 from 50-plus yards, improving on what had been a career average of 38.5 percent from that distance in his three previous seasons with the Redskins. Hopkins, 28, doesn’t have any competition on the active roster and unless he struggles in the preseason, he should hold onto his...