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BREAKING: Texans trade DeAndre Hopkins to Cardinals

March 16, 2020

Houston's Clemson connection is no more.

According to reports, the Houston Texans have traded former Clemson wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and a late-round draft pick to the Arizona Cardinals for running back David Johnson and a second-round selection.

ESPN is reporting that the Texans will take on all of Johnson's hefty salary. A breakdown of the deal is below. 

“Johnson, who signed a three-year, $39 million contract extension in 2018, has cap hits of $10.2 million in 2020 and $7.9 million in 2021.

Hopkins is owed $14 million in 2020, $15 million in 2021 and $13.9 million in 2022.

Additionally, the Cardinals also receive a fourth-round pick in this year's draft while the Texans get a second-round pick this year and a fourth-round selection in 2021, sources told ESPN Adam Schefter.”

Hopkins has been seen as one of the top wideouts in the NFL recently and being paired with former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson made the Texans a fan favorite for Tiger Nation. 

The former D.W. Daniel star was coming off his third consecutive 1,000-yard receiving season. During his time in Houston, Hopkins had 8,602 yards receiving and 54 touchdowns.

Last season, Hopkins became the second-youngest player to reach 600 career receptions at just 27 years, 5 months, 12 days old. 


BREAKING: Texans trade DeAndre Hopkins to Cardinals

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