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John McClain, a longtime sports reporter at the Houston Chronicle asked a question via tweet and didn’t have to find a better source than Deandre Hopkins himself.
Is Deandre Hopkins holding out? Folks in Arizona are starting to get a weird feeling that Hopkins is road-blocking Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury after missing the team’s first practice in pads.
Kingsbury was asked about Hopkins absence and whether this is a step in the wrong direction for the big prize in the David Johnson trade.
“It’s not. He’s been so productive in this league,” Kingsbury told the media. “He’s a pro’s pro when it comes to knowing what it takes to have his body ready and his mind ready to perform at a high level Week 1. You’d obviously like Kyler to get a few more reps with him, but they got some great work in this summer and he’s a guy who is going to present himself well on the field for a young quarterback. We don’t worry too much about it, knowing what he’s done in this league and what he’s about.”
Hopkins caught wind of McClain’s big question and dropped the following zinger.
No Deandre Hopkins is not holding out. From the source. https://t.co/ok0mrlunP8
— Deandre Hopkins (@DeAndreHopkins) August 18, 2020
That was Monday. As for today:
Hopkins still working through hamstring issue, Kingsbury said. Gave Chandler Jones a vet day off.
— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) August 18, 2020