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Tennessee Titans sign DeAndre Hopkins to boost roster ahead of training camp

The DeAndre Hopkins free agency sweepstakes are finally over. After being released by the Arizona Cardinals in late May, Hopkins went on a free agency tour, visiting with several contenders eyeing a trip to the Super Bowl. But those trips are now done.

According to Dianna Russini, Hopkins is signing with the Tennessee Titans. Hopkins is receiving a two-year, $26 million contract, which can be worth up to $32M with incentives. He’ll get a base salary of $12 million in 2023, with the chance to earn up to $15M.

Hopkins considered several teams, including the Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, and more. But the two finalists reportedly came down to joining Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots or landing with Mike Vrabel and the Titans.

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Hopkins is expected to immediately fill the No. 1 wide receiver role in Tennessee, where he will likely become Ryan Tannehill’s top pass-catching target. Hopkins has made five Pro Bowls in his career, but a six-game suspension in 2022 held him to just 717 yards and three touchdowns.

Now Hopkins hopes to put together a full season that ends with at least 1,000 yards, a mark he hasn’t hit since 2020 with the Cardinals. The talented wideout also recently expressed that he’ll be ready to retire once he can no longer reach the thousand-yard mark as a receiver.

King Henry has the throne in Tennessee when it comes to the top workload, but Hopkins should be able to help teach former first-round pick Treylon Burks the finer points of the game while also making an impact on the field.

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