Payne: Why Texans should not pursue DeAndre Hopkins


Former Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is available after being released by the Arizona Cardinals earlier this week.

Hopkins' sudden availability is one of the hot topics of the NFL, with spectators curious as to where he will land.

One would assume a 30-year-old receiver who has never played in a conference championship game would lean toward a contender, but it's also true that a player of Hopkins' caliber would be seeking a massive payday in free agency.

The deal Odell Beckham Jr. signed with the Baltimore Ravens - one year, $15 million - is a good comparison for what Hopkins might expect on the open market.

Texans insider Brooks Kubena reported Thursday that Hopkins is interested in returning to Houston as he weighs his options.

Seth Payne, an original Texans defensive lineman, is not in favor of the Texans pursuing Hopkins due to concerns that he's a diminishing player no longer worth the cost.

They discussed it at length on Payne & Pendergast, which you can listen to here.

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