Sources: DeAndre Hopkins gets record $49M guaranteed in new deal

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HOUSTON — The Houston Texans sealed far-reaching receiver DeAndre Hopkins to a five-year, $81 million agreement prolongation with $49 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Hopkins’ $49 million guaranteed is a largest for any far-reaching receiver in a NFL.

Source: Texans re-up Fiedorowicz for 3 years

The Texans have reached an agreement with parsimonious finish C.J. Fiedorowicz on a three-year extension, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

  • Source: Texans pointer reserve Hal to extension

    Safety Andre Hal sealed a three-year prolongation with a Texans on Thursday, a source reliable to ESPN.

  • Hopkins had a dermatitis deteriorate in 2015, with 111 catches for 1,521 yards and 11 touchdowns. Last year, Hopkins’ prolongation dipped — he finished a year with 78 catches for 954 yards and 4 touchdowns — with quarterback Brock Osweiler throwing him a ball. During a offseason, Texans conduct manager Bill O’Brien pronounced even yet Hopkins’ stats were not what they were a year before, he helped a group in other ways on offense and in a locker room.

    The Texans exercised Hopkins’ fifth-year choice in Apr 2016, so a far-reaching receiver was entering a final deteriorate of his rookie contract. Last year, Hopkins left training stay for one day given he wanted a new deal. This year, he reported to camp, revelation ESPN’s Dan Graziano he did not reason out “because we know we have a good team.”

    “My teammates, those guys count on me to come out here and make this group better,” Hopkins pronounced progressing this month. “Guys like Lamar Miller, like J.J. Watt that wish to win a championship. And we know, for them to be means to do that, we have to be means to come out here and assistance those guys do it. So we know, a other 52 players on a team, they count on me. That’s because I’m here.”

    Hopkins has a palm damage and has not used given a Texans’ initial preseason diversion on Aug. 9. He is approaching to be prepared for Houston’s deteriorate opener opposite a Jacksonville Jaguars.

    After trade Osweiler in March, a Texans had roughly $31 million in top space, and they put some of it to use on Thursday. Houston also gave agreement extensions to giveaway reserve Andre Hal, parsimonious finish C.J. Fiedorowicz and fullback Jay Prosch.


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