Cardinals surprise and release DeAndre Hopkins

The offseason of the nfl always brings surprising movess, but what happened this Friday few -perhaps no one- saw it coming.

The Arizona Cardinals they cut the wide receiver Andre Hopkins after failing to find another team with which to negotiate a trade. It was the Cardinals themselves who made the move official.

Arizona explored the possibility of trading Hopkins with several teams, but apparently his $19.45 million per season salary was the main impediment to complete the move.

Terminating Hopkins comes at a price, of course, and the Cardinals will have to absorb a $21 million salary cap hit for the 2023 season.

Among the teams that According to reports, the Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots were close to completing the trade with Arizona.

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Hopkins, a five-time Pro Bowl invitee, He played the most recent three seasons in Arizona after being acquired in a trade with the Houston Texans in 2020. His best year with the Cardinals was precisely the first, with 115 receptions and 1,407 yards.

Injuries hampered his production in 2021 and he was suspended six games last season for violating the banned substances policy. That and a knee injury resulted in a disappointing season of just 64 catches and 717 yards.

In 10 years in the NFL, Hopkins has 11,298 receiving yards and was a first-team All-Pro three straight seasons, from 2017-19.

What I want is stable (general) management, that’s something I haven’t really had in the last few years of my career, in Houston and then to Arizona.” Hopkins said recently when asked what he wanted out of life. “A quarterback who loves the game, a quarterback who invites everyone on board with him, not just him, but everyone around him … and a great defense. A great defense always wins championships.”

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