Latest from the Rumor MillRSS Team RSS Feed

Report: Only Chiefs, Bills had “substantive” trade talks for DeAndre Hopkins

It appears that the Cardinals’ plan from the get-go was to try to trade receiver DeAndre Hopkins and, if no trade could be had, to cut him before June 1.Efforts were indeed made to trade Hopkins, and two of the teams in which Hopkins expressed interest spoke to Arizona.Via Albert Breer of, the Chiefs [more]

DeAndre Hopkins’s financial expectations, representation could be an impediment to a deal

Receiver DeAndre Hopkins is free to sign with anyone. But the contract won’t be anywhere close to free.As one source explained it to PFT on Saturday morning, Hopkins currently expects to secure a significant contract on the open market. The problem, however, is that no one wanted to trade for his prior deal, which paid [more]

Decision to take full DeAndre Hopkins cap hit in 2023 proves one thing: The Cardinals are tanking

When the Cardinals surprisingly cut receiver DeAndre Hopkins on Friday, many assumed they did so with the post-June 1 designation. Per multiple reports, they didn’t. (Apparently, they couldn’t; J.J. Watt and Rodney Hudson already received the post-June 1 designation, and teams are limited to two per year.)But the Cardinals could have simply waited until next [more]

Budda Baker: I’ll be there when it’s time to be there

New Cardinals coach Jonathan Gannon said earlier this week that safety Budda Baker will “show up when he wants to show up.” More accurately, Baker will show up when he HAS to show up.Baker has not participated in the Cardinals’ offseason program after requesting a trade last month.“Oh yeah, of course I’ll be there when [more]

Zach Allen picking J.J. Watt’s brain while trying to prove himself with Broncos

Broncos defensive lineman Zach Allen won’t be lining up alongside J.J. Watt this season, but he’s hoping his former teammate keeps helping him produce on the field.Allen signed a three-year, $45.75 million contract with Denver after spending the last four seasons with the Cardinals. Watt was his teammate for the last two seasons and Allen [more]

What’s next for DeAndre Hopkins?

He wanted to be traded, but no one wanted to absorb his current contract. Now, he’s a free agent.So where will receiver DeAndre Hopkins land?He turns 31 on June 6, and he’s had some injuries in recent years. He also missed the first six games of the 2022 season due to a PED suspension.As a [more]

Cardinals release DeAndre Hopkins

DeAndre Hopkins is on the open market.The Cardinals announced on Friday that they have released Hopkins, with the club unable to find a trade partner.Darren Urban of the team’s website noted that Arizona will incur a dead cap hit of $21 million in 2023. Arizona has already used its two post-June 1 designations on former [more]

Jonathan Gannon: I’m not worried about DeAndre Hopkins

Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins‘ future with the Cardinals has been the subject of speculation throughout the offseason and that speculations shared space with the the start of the team’s OTAs on Monday.Hopkins is working out in Toronto rather than working with the team and said in an interview that a recent social media post saying [more]

Kyler Murray getting mental reps at Cardinals’ OTAs as his rehab continues

Kyler Murray isn’t practicing, and he won’t play for awhile into the season as he continues his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.But the Cardinals have a new head coach, a new offensive coordinator and a new offense that the quarterback will have to learn without practicing. On the first [more]

Jonathan Gannon: I think Budda Baker will show up when he wants to show up

Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was not the only veteran missing from the start of Cardinals OTAs on Monday.Safety Budda Baker was also missing from the voluntary work and it wasn’t a great surprise on either front. Hopkins has been the subject of much trade speculation this offseason and Baker recently requested a trade away from [more]

20 teams start OTAs today

The offseason program is a three-phase process. And Phase Three is the most important of all of them.That’s when Organized Team Activities happen, a fancy, verbose phrase for “practice.” They’re now commonly known as OTAs, still one syllable more than just saying “practice.”Twenty teams start OTAs on Monday, based on the calendar the NFL released [more]

Will the Cardinals cut DeAndre Hopkins?

For weeks, it seemed inevitable that Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins would be traded. And then he wasn’t, even though at one point it was reportedly imminent.Will he be?At this point, it makes sense for the Cardinals to wait until after June 1. That would split the $22.6 million cap charge in half between 2023 and [more]

Team Pages