The Houston Texans are looking to get back to the playoffs for the fourth time in six years after winning the AFC South in 2015. They may be going into the season without one of their best players as it looks like wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is not happy about his contract situation.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Hopkins had left training camp on Saturday morning as he is looking to hold out for more money on his contract. The team doesn’t seem willing to negotiate with the fourth-year player at this point.
The Texans drafted DeAndre Hopkins in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft and he has been a huge player for the team since then. He has recorded 3,533 yards and 19 touchdowns in three years as well as going for over 1,200 the last two seasons.
This could end up being a big blow for the Texans, who were hoping Hopkins would be a mentor for 2016 first-round pick Will Fuller. Now, Fuller might have to step up in an even bigger role for the team this year.
The Texans open the 2016 season on Sept. 11 against the Chicago Bears.