Cardinals’ DeAndre Hopkins working out with Will Fuller in Houston
In exchange for the Hopkins and a 2020 fourth-round pick, the Texans received former All-Pro running back David Johnson, a 2020 second-round pick and a 2021 fourth-round pick.
However, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the trade has yet to be finalized as both Hopkins and Johnson have yet to receive physicals from their respective teams. Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury is not worried however and reportedly expects the trade to be finalized by the NFL Draft which starts on April 23.
Last year for Houston, Hopkins enjoyed his third-straight Pro Bowl year as he caught 104 passes for 1,165 yards and seven touchdowns.
Fuller, a 2016 first-round pick out of Notre Dame has been an excellent second option for Houston next to Hopkins but has struggled with injuries in his first four seasons.
In 2019, Fuller played in 11 games and recorded a career-high 49 catches for 670 yards and three touchdowns.
Despite having 16 touchdowns in only 42 career games, Fuller has a chance to be the Texans’ top option at receiver in 2020. With Hopkins gone, Fuller will be a part of a receiving core comprised of himself, Kenny Stills and free-agent addition Randall Cobb.
With two second-round picks in the upcoming draft (No. 40 and 57), wide receiver is expected to be an area of focus for the Texans.