Saturday morning, it was reported that Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins never showed up for camp as he was holding out until the team entered contract negotiations for an extension.
However, it seems he has decided to end his holdout and return to the team.
On Sunday, Hopkins released a statement expressing his disappointment in Texans for not wanting to enter negotiations. He felt like it was a slap in the face to him, but he said he would still return to the team and would help them to achieve their ultimate goal of playing for a Super Bowl championship.
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) July 31, 2016
The Texans are hoping that Hopkins will be around for the next few years as he is one of the most talented players in the league today. He could also help mentor their 2016 first-round pick Will Fuller as they hope the pair can become one of the best tandems in the NFL.
The Texans drafted DeAndre Hopkins in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft and he has been electrifying for them the last three years. He has recorded over 3,500 yards and 19 touchdowns, including over 1,500 yards and 11 scores in 2015.