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Mike Vrabel on DeAndre Hopkins: Our focus has always been about players we have here

Now that receiver DeAndre Hopkins is officially on the open market, any coach can talk publicly about him.That means plenty of them are going to be asked if their respective teams have any interest in signing the three-time, first-team All-Pro.Titans head coach Mike Vrabel didn’t express much outward interest in Hopkins when asked about him [more]

Cardinals officially release DeAndre Hopkins

They said they were doing it four days ago. They finally did it today.The Cardinals officially have released receiver DeAndre Hopkins.Hopkins instantly becomes a free agent, able to sign with any team. All eyes will be on the Bills and Chiefs, who can both help themselves and hurt the other by acquiring Hopkins.The Cardinals have [more]

Vikings to host practices with Titans, Cardinals

The Vikings will be welcoming a pair of their preseason opponents to their facility for joint practices this summer.Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell announced at a Tuesday press conference that the Titans and Cardinals will both practice with the team ahead of preseason games. The Vikings host the Titans in their second preseason game and [more]

Report: DeAndre Hopkins hires an agent

With his first foray into free agency officially starting later today, receiver DeAndre Hopkins reportedly has hired an agent.Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Hopkins has hired Kelton Crenshaw of Clutch Sports.As recently explained, non-certified agent Saint Omni was believed to be running the show for Hopkins. It prompted at least one team to [more]

Deshaun Watson on DeAndre Hopkins: Of course we’d love to have him

From 2017-2019, quarterback Deshaun Watson and receiver DeAndre Hopkins were teammates on the Texans.Now that Hopkins is set to become a free agent, there’s a possibility they could reunite in Cleveland.Head coach Kevin Stefanski said on Tuesday that the Browns will explore all avenues, but really like the receivers room they already have. But Watson [more]

DeAndre Hopkins has not yet been officially released

Memorial Day weekend began with a Friday afternoon announcement from the Cardinals that they have released receiver DeAndre Hopkins.They have not yet officially released him, however. Apparently, the league made Memorial Day weekend a four-day break, with no transactions posted on Friday.This assumption is bolstered by the fact that the waiver requests initiated on Thursday [more]

Cardinals reportedly were unhappy that DeAndre Hopkins sat out last two weeks of 2023

As the Cardinals hand high-end receiver DeAndre Hopkins to any other team without compensation, some fans might not understand why the Cardinals would do that. Thus, it’s helpful to have a reason for terminating the contract — even if the reason is only surfacing for the first time now.Kyle Odegard, who previously worked for the [more]

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]

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