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Cardinals part ways with WR DeAndre Hopkins; announced his release last friday

The wide reciever DeAndre Hopkins was released by the Cardinals last friday after no trade partner could be found.

DeAndre Hopkins is now a free agent as the wide receiver has been released by the Cardinals. The announcement came this Friday after Hopkins played with Cardinals for three seasons.

Time to move on

The Cardinals, on Friday decided that the time is right to move on. The NFL franchise was looking for a team to trade off the wide receiver since last few weeks but failed to do so. The move was long time coming as the Cardinals fired their head coach Kliff Kingsbury. The Cardinals GM Steve Keim also stepped down replaced by Monti Ossenfort. The introduction of new defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon may have inflicted the idea of rebuilding the squad which resulted in the release of the wide receiver.

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Although DeAndre Hopkins’ past may also have been the reason for the Cardinals to part ways with the receiver. The 30-years-old was banned for six games in the 2022 season for using performance enhancing drugs. In addition to that, Hopkins has also missed some matches due to injuries in the past.

DeAndre Hopkins: Time with Cardinals

On 16th March, 2020, the Texans traded Hopkins off to the Cardinals. Hopkins made his Debut for the Cardinals in September 2020 against the San Francisco 49ers & recorded 14 receptions for 151 yards, his career-high. Just before his debut, Hopkins signed a two-year contract extension with the Cardinals worth $54.5 million. The 6-foot-1 wide receiver amassed 221 catches for 2,696 yards & scored 17 touchdowns in 35 games.

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Chaahat Bhat
Chaahat Bhat
A die-hard Madridista who passionately writes & produces music.

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