Cardinals release star receiver DeAndre Hopkins after three seasons

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NFL Star Receiver andre hopkins He was released by the Arizona Cardinals on Friday, ending his three-season tenure with the organization, the team announced.

Hopkins’ future in Arizona has been up in the air since the end of the 2022 season after the Cardinals made a general manager change and coach.

DeAndre Hopkins (10) of the Arizona Cardinals talks to a referee against the Denver Broncos in the first half at Empower Field at Mile High on December 18, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. (Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

the five times professional bowler he also has a dead salary cap of $22.6 million, which the Cardinals will carry into next season, according to NFL Network.

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In a recent appearance on the «I Am Athlete» podcast, Hopkins discussed what he’s looking for in a franchise front office.

«What I want is stable management above. I think that’s something I haven’t really had in the last two years of my career, coming from Houston to Arizona. I’ve been through three or four general managers in my career,» Hopkins said.

«A quarterback who loves the game, a quarterback who brings everyone on board with him, he pushes not only himself but the people around him. I don’t need a great quarterback. I’ve done it with a mediocre quarterback. the game like me. And a great defense. I think defense wins championships.

«To me, that’s it. Great management, a quarterback who loves the game and great defense.»

DeAndre Hopkins vs. the Chargers

DeAndre Hopkins of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter of a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at State Farm Stadium on November 27, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona. (Norma Hall/Getty Images)

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new England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens and Buffalo Bills would be interested in looking for Hopkins, according to ESPN.

Hopkins was acquired by the Cardinals in a highly successful 2020 trade with the houston texans and was a Pro Bowler in his first season in Arizona.

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DeAndre Hopkins plays against the Patriots

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins during a game at State Farm Stadium on December 12, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Over the past three seasons, Hopkins has had 221 receptions for 2,696 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Hopkins was suspended for the first six games of the 2022 NFL season for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy, but still managed to lead the Cardinals in receiving yards (717), adding three touchdowns in nine. games.

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report

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