Arizona Cardinals make roster decision about DeAndre Hopkins
DeAndre Hopkins, once the best wide receiver in the NFL who was the subject of trade rumors in recent months, has been released by the Arizona Cardinals after 3 seasons with the team.
Hopkins is a 3-time All-Pro and 5-time Pro Bowl selection whose last 1,000-yard campaign came in 2020 when he made 115 catches for 1,407 yards and 6 touchdowns. Last season, he made 64 catches in 9 games for 717 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Overall, Hopkins produced 221 receptions for 2,696 yards and 17 touchdowns in 35 games with the Cardinals.
Hopkins, who was suspended to start last season because he tested positive for a banned substance, received trade interest from the likes of the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots, but he was set to make $19.5 million this year and due another $14.9 million next year.
Hopkins in his last season at Clemson in 2012 made 82 catches for 1,405 yards and 18 touchdowns in 13 games.
We have released Deandre Hopkins. pic.twitter.com/POnAb3uhWH
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) May 26, 2023
Hopkins spent his first 7 seasons with the Houston Texans before he was traded in 2020 for running back David Johnson and a second-round pick. The trade was immediately criticized as one of the most lopsided trades in recent NFL history.