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DeAndre Hopkins Swapped in Trade for David Johnson

The Houston Texans and Arizona Cardinals have pulled off a blockbuster trade that will send DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals and David Johnson to the Texans according to multiple sources.

The Cardinals will also receive a fourth-round pick from the Texans, while the Texans will get a second-round pick and a 2021 fourth-ruond pick along with Johnson.

Hopkins wanted a new extension and Arizona has the room to get a deal done. The 27-year-old has played his whole career for the Texans, registering 632 receptions for 8,602 yards and 54 touchdowns in seven seasons. He has made the Pro Bowl four times and is a three-time All-Pro.

Johnson, 28, has spent five seasons in Arizona, but has only played a full 16 game season in three of those years. He has 3,128 rushing yards in his career, but with the Cardinals using the transition tag on Kenyan Drake, there wasn’t enough room in the backfield for them both.

Houston will take on all of Johnson’s salary, which is over $10 million for 2020.

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NFL Free Agency Tracker March 16, 2020 at 5:28 pm

[…] In a huge move, the Arizona Cardinals and Houston Texans have swapped star players. Hopkins is on the move to Arizona, while running back David Johnson will be a Texan. Read about the entire trade here. […]

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