DeAndre Hopkins Trade Rumors: Cardinals WR to Meet with Monti Ossenfort About Future |  News, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors

DeAndre Hopkins Trade Rumors: Cardinals WR to Meet with Monti Ossenfort About Future | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 27: DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Arizona Cardinals runs for a touchdown pass in the first quarter of a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at State Farm Stadium on November 27, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

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Arizona Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins is set to meet with new general manager Monti Ossenfort to “plot out the future,” per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport:

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The @NFLGameDay notebook with @MikeGarafolo and @TomPelissero: DeAndre Hopkins’ future should clear up soon; #Ravens QB Lamar Jackson will be as involved as he wants in the OC for hire; Dan Quinn’s coaching candidacy is on the rise; #Packers QB Jordan Love just has to play. pic.twitter.com/bklsHyPHUA

The Cardinals employed Ossenfort from the Tennessee Titans last week to replace general manager Steve Keim. The new GM’s first task will likely be hiring a new head coach after firing Kliff Kingsbury, but Hopkins’ future could be a big priority.

The five-time Pro Bowler has two years left on his current contract, though the team can save $8.2 million in cap space by trading the wideout, per Spotrac.

Hopkins was suspended for the first six games of the season for a performance-enhancing drug suspension. He excelled when he returned to the field with 64 catches for 717 yards and three touchdowns. His 79.7 receiving yards per game ranked 10th in the NFL.

The rest of the Cardinals were less effective, finishing 4-13 the year after reaching the playoffs. With Kyler Murray suffering a torn ACL in December, the team has significant questions going forward.

Arizona could trade Hopkins to help start a rebuild and save money against the cap.

According to TheScore’s Jordan Schultz, Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill considered trading Hopkins to GM candidates during interviews.

There would likely be no shortage of suitors interested in the 30-year-old wideout, who has been named a first- or second-team All-Pro in five different seasons. However, the veteran has a full no-trade clause, giving him plenty of control over his future.

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