Coach Brandon Staley said Wednesday that Hopkins (hamstring) suffered a setback in his recovery, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Hopkins was placed on injured reserve Tuesday after the setback, which prompted the Chargers to sign Cameron Dicker to their active roster. Hopkins has missed five of the team's last six contests due to a hamstring strain and will now be sidelined for at least four additional contests while on IR.
Nov 23, 2022 1:12 PM EST
The Chargers placed Hopkins (hamstring) on injured reserve Tuesday.
Analysis: Hopkins has missed five of L.A.'s last six games due to a lingering hamstring strain and now will sit out at least four more as he fulfills the terms of his IR stint. While Hopkins remains sidelined, the team will roll with Cameron Dicker as its placekicker after signing him off the practice squad in a corresponding move.
Nov 22, 2022 1:30 PM EST
Hopkins (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday night's game against the Chiefs.
Analysis: With Hopkins, who last played in Week 6, still sidelined, Cameron Dicker is once again slated to handle the Chargers' kicking duties Sunday. Hopkins' next chance to suit up will arrive in Week 12, when Los Angeles faces Arizona on the road.
Nov 20, 2022 4:05 PM EST
Hopkins (hamstring) is considered doubtful to play Sunday against the Chiefs.
Analysis: Hopkins has been sidelined with a hamstring injury for the Chargers' last three games, and he logged back-to-back DNPs over the first two practices of Week 11. While he did manage to participate in a limited capacity during Friday's session, the 32-year-old still appears set to sit out again Sunday. As a result, expect Cameron Dicker to continue filling as the Bolts' starting kicker against Kansas City.
Nov 18, 2022 1:53 PM EST
Hopkins (hamstring) was listed as a non-participant on the Chargers' injury report Thursday.
Analysis: Hopkins has now missed each of the Chargers' last three games due to a hamstring injury, and his absence from Thursday's session certainly doesn't help his chances of returning for Sunday's contest against the Chiefs. Cameron Dicker would likely fill in as Los Angeles' kicker in Week 11 should Hopkins eventually be ruled out.
Nov 17, 2022 3:52 PM EST
Hopkins (hamstring) was listed as a non-participant on the Chargers' injury report Wednesday.
Analysis: Hopkins is expected to miss at least one more game while dealing with a lingering hamstring injury, so his lack of participation Wednesday comes as no surprise. Over five games this season, the 32-year-old has made all but one of his 10 field-goal attempts and gone a perfect 12-for-12 on PATs, and his likely absence will leave Cameron Dicker to continue filling in as the Bolts' starting kicker against the Chiefs on Sunday.
Nov 16, 2022 3:56 PM EST
Coach Brandon Staley relayed Monday that Hopkins (hamstring) likely is another week away from a return to action, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Analysis: Hopkins so far has missed four games due to a strained hamstring, last suiting up Week 6. Cameron Dicker has filled in for Hopkins the last two contests, and assuming Staley's prediction comes to pass Sunday versus the Chiefs, the former will do so for a third time Week 11.
Nov 14, 2022 5:23 PM EST
Hopkins (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday night's game against the 49ers, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: With Hopkins -- who last suited up in Week 6 -- still sidelined, Cameron Dicker is slated to be elevated from the practice squad to kick for the Chargers for the second straight week. Hopkins will thus target a potential return to action in Week 11 versus Kansas City.
Nov 11, 2022 2:02 PM EST
Hopkins (hamstring) didn't practice Thursday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Hopkins has now missed two consecutive games due to his hamstring issue, and his absence from Thursday's session doesn't help his chances of returning Sunday night in San Fransisco. Although the 32-year-old will have one more opportunity to practice in any capacity, managers should prepare for practice squad kicker Cameron Dicker to receive an elevation to the Chargers' active roster and make his third start (second for Los Angeles) of the season.
Nov 10, 2022 2:26 PM EST
Hopkins (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Hopkins has been sidelined for back-to-back games due to a hamstring injury. He'll have two more opportunities to practice before the team needs to make a decision on his status for Sunday's matchup against the 49ers.
Nov 9, 2022 2:35 PM EST
Hopkins (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Falcons.
Analysis: Hopkins will be sidelined for a second consecutive game due to a hamstring injury he suffered during Week 6. The veteran kicker was given a 2-to-4-week return timeline, so it's possible he's back for the Chargers' Week 10 matchup against the 49ers. In his stead, Taylor Bertolet will likely be elevated from the practice squad again.
Nov 4, 2022 1:41 PM EST
Chargers head coach Brandon Staley said Hopkins (hamstring) is making progress but remains week-to-week, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Hopkins suffered a hamstring injury during Week 6 and was given a two-to-four week return timeline. After sitting out Week 7 and rehabbing during the team's Week 8 bye, it appears like the kicker may be sidelined for an additional contest, but his return is on the horizon. If Hopkins remains sidelined for Sunday's matchup against the Falcons, Taylor Bertolet will likely be elevated from the practice squad again.
Nov 2, 2022 12:48 PM EST
Chargers head coach Brandon Staley said Tuesday that Hopkins (hamstring) will be out 2-to-4 weeks, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Hopkins remained in the game after initially suffering a hamstring injury on his first kick of the contest and ended up connecting on four field goals, including a game-winning 39-yarder in overtime. It's unclear if staying in the game made the hamstring issue worse, but the Chargers may not have come away with a victory without Hopkins' persevering performance. In his absence, Los Angeles is expected to promote Taylor Bertolet from its practice squad to serve as the primary kicker against Seattle.
Oct 18, 2022 2:30 PM EST
Hopkins isn't expected to be available for the Chargers' Week 7 game against the Seahawks after injuring his hamstring in Monday's 19-16 overtime win over the Broncos, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Hopkins initially tweaked his hamstring on his extra-point attempt following Austin Ekeler's second-quarter touchdown, but the kicker soldiered on and came up clutch for the Chargers despite being less than 100 percent healthy. He went on to deliver a 37-yard field goal in the final minute of the second quarter, then added 31- and 35-yarders in the second half before drilling a game-winning 39-yard kick with 2:38 remaining in overtime. Fortunately for Hopkins, the Chargers don't believe his injury is a long-term concern, so he appears likely to avoid a stint on injured reserve. The Chargers will likely promote Taylor Bertolet from the practice squad to serve as their kicker against Seattle.
Oct 18, 2022 2:12 PM EST
Hopkins (hamstring) said he felt "a pop" in his leg after his first kicking attempt in Monday's 19-16 win against Denver, though he managed to play through this issue for the remainder of the contest, href="https://twitter.com/jeffphowe/status/1582214707783823360">Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Hopkins came into this game without an injury designation after missing last week's win against the Browns with a quadriceps injury, which also limited him in practice Thursday and Friday. The 31-year-old temporarily exited with a hamstring injury in the second quarter before returning to convert a 37-yard field goal with less than one minute remaining in the first half, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. Hopkins also appeared to be in considerable pain on his three remaining field-goal tries, though he still hit a 39-yard game-winner in overtime. While the exact nature and severity of this new issue are still unclear, the veteran will now have a slightly shorter week to recover before Sunday's game against the Seahawks.
Oct 17, 2022 9:10 PM EST
Hopkins (quadriceps) does not carry an injury designation into Monday's contest against the Chargers.
Analysis: Hopkins finally managed to log a full practice after weeks of limited participation. The veteran will now take over for Taylor Bertolet, who connected on three field goals in his lone stint as the replacement for Hopkins.
Oct 15, 2022 1:37 PM EST
Hopkins (quadriceps) was a limited participant in Friday's practice, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Analysis: Hopkins has yet to upgrade to full practice participation since coming out of the Chargers' Week 4 win over the Texans with the right quad injury. He wasn't able to play in last week's win over the Browns, and Hopkins may need to turn in a full practice Saturday for the Chargers to feel comfortable having him handle kicking duties Monday against the Broncos. If Hopkins ends up missing another game, Taylor Bertolet will likely be elevated from the practice squad to fill in at kicker once again.
Oct 14, 2022 3:41 PM EST
Hopkins (quadriceps) was listed as a limited participant on the Chargers' injury report Thursday.
Analysis: Hopkins was limited during the Chargers' first practice of Week 6 after sitting out his first game of the season due to a quad injury Sunday. As a result, Taylor Bertolet was activated to Los Angeles' active roster for this contest against Cleveland before reverting back to the practice squad. Hopkins converted five of his six field-goal attempts and all 11 of his PATs over the first four games of the season, and he'll have two more practices to increase his activity before Monday's game against Denver.
Oct 13, 2022 2:35 PM EST
Hopkins (quadriceps) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
Analysis: Even though Hopkins was listed as questionable for Sunday's game, the writing was on the wall for him to sit out Week 5 after the Chargers elevated Taylor Bertolet from the practice squad Saturday. Bertolet will handle the kicking duties for the Chargers on Sunday, while Hopkins is sidelined for the first time this season due to the right quadriceps injury. Hopkins will look to increase his activity in practice during the upcoming week with the hope of returning to action Oct. 17 against the Broncos.
Oct 9, 2022 8:59 AM EST
Hopkins (right quad) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns.
Analysis: Hopkins was able to practice in a limited fashion this week, so he has a chance to suit up for Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff. If, however, his quad doesn't respond as hoped, the Chargers have the option of elevating Taylor Bertolet from their practice squad ahead of Week 5 action.
Oct 7, 2022 1:41 PM EST
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