The Washington Redskins have shown that they are a much-improved football team so far this season. The team has dealt with its fair share of adversity already in this young season with injuries continuing to pile up. This past weekend kicker Dustin Hopkins tore something in his hip and will have to spend time on the team's injured reserve list, likely ending his season even though the team did designate him to return.

Washington worked out several players Tuesday including kickers Andrew Franks, Marshall Koehn, Mike Nugent and Nick Rose.

Ultimately the team decided to sign Rose who spent time with the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers in the preseason after a career at the University of Texas. Rose was 27-38 kicking field goals during his time in college, he's known for having a big leg and questionable accuracy.

Injuries, injuries, and more injuries

Washington has been dealing with a lot of injuries thus far this year.

Last weekends game cost the team first-round draft pick defensive end Jonathan Allen (Lisfranc sprain, out 3-4 weeks), kicker Dustin Hopkins (hip, out for season), and dinged up cornerback Bashaud Breeland (knee). They were already without team-leader Josh Norman (ribs), safety Deshazor Everett (hamstring), and runningback Rob Kelley (ankle) last week against San Francisco, not to mention tackle Trent Williams played with an injured knee.

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden gave his weekly injury update at his press conference Monday.

Washington brings in several players for tryouts

With several injuries looming over the roster the team has been more active in terms of roster movement/development and roster tryouts lately. That being said, the Redskins brought in offensive guards Willie Beavers and Zach Voytek, cornerbacks Nolan Carroll and Damian Swann, LB Jayrone Elliott, offensive tackles Andreas Knappe (Signed to practice squad) and Storm Norton.

The also took a look at DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa, runningbacks Troymaine Pope, Stanley Williams, and Joseph Yearby, safeties Ed Reynolds, Orion Stewart, and Mykkele Thompson, and receivers Rashad Ross and Kendal Thompson.

The Redskins also released quarterback Joel Stave and offensive lineman Jerry Ugokwe from their practice squad and signed offensive tackle Andreas Knappe to their practice squad.

The Redskins will face one of their oldest rivals when they travel to Philadelphia to play the Eagles this week on Monday Night Football. The Eagles currently have a 5-1 record and sit comfortably perched in first place in the NFC East at the moment.