Cardinals release star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins after three seasons

Star NFL broad receiver DeAndre Hopkins was launched by the Arizona Cardinals Friday, ending his three-season tenure with the group, the staff introduced.  Hopkins’ future in Arizona has been up within the air for the reason that finish of the 2022 season after the Cardinals made a change at common supervisor and head coach. DeAndre Hopkins (10) of the Arizona Cardinals talks with a referee in opposition to the Denver Broncos within the first half at Empower Subject at Mile Excessive Dec. 18, 2022, in Denver, Colo. (Justin Edmonds/Getty Photographs)The five-time Professional Bowler additionally has a $22.6 million lifeless cap hit, which the Cardinals will take into subsequent season, in accordance with NFL Community. CHIEFS’ TRAVIS KELCE RIPS NEW NFL KICKOFF RULE: ‘ABSOLUTELY STUPID’On a latest “I Am Athlete” podcast look, Hopkins opened up about what he’s in search of within the entrance workplace of a franchise.”What I would like is secure administration upstairs. I believe that is one thing that I have not actually had the previous couple years of my profession coming from Houston to being in Arizona. I have been via three to 4 GMs in my profession,” Hopkins stated. “A QB who loves the sport, a QB who brings all people on board with him, pushes not simply himself however individuals round him. I do not want a fantastic QB. I’ve finished it with subpar QB. Only a QB who loves the sport like I do. And a fantastic protection. I believe protection wins championships.”For me, that is it. Nice administration, a QB who loves the sport and a fantastic protection.” DeAndre Hopkins of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates after scoring a landing within the first quarter of a sport in opposition to the Los Angeles Chargers at State Farm Stadium Nov. 27, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (Norm Corridor/Getty Photographs)CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMThe New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens and Buffalo Payments are reportedly interested by pursuing Hopkins, in accordance with ESPN.Hopkins was acquired by the Cardinals in a 2020 blockbuster commerce with the Houston Texans and was a Professional Bowler in his first season in Arizona. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Huge receiver DeAndre Hopkins of the Arizona Cardinals throughout a sport at State Farm Stadium Dec. 12, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (Christian Petersen/Getty Photographs)Over the previous three seasons, Hopkins has hauled in 221 catches for two,696 yards and 17 touchdowns. Hopkins was suspended for the primary six video games of the 2022 NFL season for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug coverage however nonetheless managed to guide the Cardinals in receiving yards (717), including three touchdowns in 9 video games.  Fox Information’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report Joe Morgan is a Sports activities Reporter for Fox Information.