Insider Gives Update on Browns-DeAndre Hopkins Trade Rumors

An NFL insider has clarified the trade rumors involving DeAndre Hopkins and the Cleveland Browns.
An NFL insider has clarified the trade rumors involving DeAndre Hopkins and the Cleveland Browns. / (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

There is significant buzz around the Cleveland Browns potentially trading for an impact wide receiver this offseason. The team's been linked to a few big names recently, including veteran DeAndre Hopkins.

Pursuing Hopkins makes sense for a variety of reasons, including his connection with quarterback Deshaun Watson. NFL insider Josina Anderson provided an update on Cleveland's pursuit of Hopkins on Tuesday.

DeAndre Hopkins Trade Rumors

Anderson said it's her understanding that the Browns "currently are not among the teams" involved in the Hopkins sweepstakes. This doesn't mean Cleveland won't make a play for the five-time Pro Bowler, but it doesn't appear to be in the works right now.

Hopkins appears on his way out the door this offseason as the Arizona Cardinals hit the reset button. Though his days of being a First Team All-Pro are likely behind him, he's still got plenty left in the tank.

The wideout enjoyed a bounce-back campaign in 2022, recording 717 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns in just nine contests. He silenced his doubters by performing at a high level following his six-game suspension, and that showing has teams around the league interested in acquiring his services.

Hopkins' contract will need to be altered, though, to pull off any deal. It remains to be seen if the Browns join the chase for the WR in the coming days.

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