Texans Pro Bowl WR Hopkins holding out of camp
- Author: Archie Newman Jul 31, 2016,
Jul 31, 2016, 0:56
According to ESPN sources, he did not report to the start of camp. Paying Hopkins what he wants seems like the most logical thing to do, given that the team extended their 2011 and 2012 first-round picks - J.J.
As the 27th overall pick in the 2013 National Football League draft, Hopkins is heading into the fourth year of his rookie contract, and he's due a base salary of $1 million this year. "That's fair to say, right?"
The Texans have to be careful in how they handle this situation moving forward.
The Houston Texans should take this opportunity to pay Hopkins the money he deserves and also lock him up into a long-term contract.
Hopkins will be subject to $40,000 per day in fines, partial forfeiture of his signing bonus, loss of a $445,000 roster bonus, and eventually the loss of a year of credit to free agency.
With a defense that really rounded into form toward the end of the 2015 regular season, the Texans entered training camp to win the AFC South Division in 2016. DeAndre then left the premises without reporting by the midnight deadline for veteran players. That's a bargain for a player of Hopkins' quality, but it's what the Collective Bargaining Agreement dictates. Now he believes he is worth more than he is currently making. Before any of that can happen, the Texans have to find a way to make DeAndre Hopkins happy and get him back into camp.