DeAndre Hopkins has been released by the Cardinals, the team announced Friday.
Hopkins would have carried a cap hit of $30.7million this season, and the team has chosen to move on from the All-Pro wideout with newly-installed GM Monti Ossenfort rebuilding a squad which went just 4-13 last year.
Arizona will still absorb a dead salary cap hit of $22.6 million next season before Hopkins’ contract is cleared off the books.
Bills linebacker Von Miller , and the All-Pro receiver essentially confirmed that when he appeared on ” earlier this week – while still on the Cardinals.
Hopkins named Bills quarterback Josh Allen as one passer he’d like to play with, as well as the Eagles’ Jalen Hurts, Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes, Ravens’ Lamar Jackson and Chargers’ Justin Herbert.
After being acquired in 2020 along with a fourth-round pick for a second-round pick, running back David Johnson and a future fourth-round pick, Hopkins had mixed results in Arizona.
The receiver excelled in his first year, catching a franchise-record 115 balls for Berita Politik 1,407 yards, but things went downhill afterwards.
Injuries caused him to play just 10 games in 2021, and he played one less the following season as he missed the first six games of the season after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.