The Arizona Cardinals have informed wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins that he has been released from the roster. During the offseason, the team had attempted to trade him to several different teams, but with his contract, it was difficult to find the right partner and deal. According to reports both Buffalo and Kansas City showed serious interest in a trade, but could not make the contract work with their roster. Hopkins will be free to sign with another team and can explore the free-agent market. Several teams are expected to be interested in the veteran wide receiver.
Cardinals released DeAndre Hopkins. pic.twitter.com/c0f9UaabYA
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 26, 2023
This past season with the Arizona Cardinals after serving a suspension, DeAndre Hopkins caught 64 passes for 717 yards and three touchdowns on 96 targets. It is also important to note that quarterback Kyler Murray suffered a torn ACL this past season and Hopkins was without his starting quarterback for a good part of the season. The veteran wide receiver has been one of the better players at the position over the past few seasons and hopes to prove he still has that ability left in him. The team he signs with could play a major factor in the race for the Super Bowl at the end of the upcoming season.