ASHBURN, Va. — The Washington Football Team released veteran kicker Dustin Hopkins, opting for a player who last kicked in a game five years ago.

The team signed Chris Blewitt, who was signed to their practice squad last week. He has never kicked in an NFL game and last did so in 2016 at Pitt. In four years with the Panthers, Blewitt made 69.6 percent of his field goals; he also missed four extra points in his last two seasons combined.

Hopkins was having one of his better seasons with 12 field goals in 14 attempts. His 85.7 percent success rate ranked 12th in the NFL.