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Sport Cardinals not worried that DeAndre Hopkins-David Johnson trade not yet finalized over physicals

01:13  08 april  2020
01:13  08 april  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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The Texans agreed to trade DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals , with the top part of the return package for Houston being David Johnson . So, why is that? According to ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio, the players have yet to pass their physicals . “As one source explained it to PFT, Johnson has

Tested out the David Johnson - DeAndre Hopkins trade on ⁦@EAMaddenNFL⁩. As for the Cardinals , this trade appears to have worked out beautifully and sets up the team’s burgeoning offense, and quarterback Kyler Murray, for a huge leap in 2020.

The fact that the biggest trade of the NFL offseason hasn’t been finalized probably isn’t a big deal.

a baseball player holding a bat on a field: DeAndre Hopkins was traded from the Texans to Cardinals, though the trade isn't finalized. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports DeAndre Hopkins was traded from the Texans to Cardinals, though the trade isn't finalized. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

And yet, the Arizona Cardinals will probably be happy when it’s done.

The Cardinals acquired All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins from the Houston Texans for running back David Johnson and a second-round pick. The team also swapped fourth-round picks. The Texans are getting a 2021 fourth-round pick and the Cardinals get a 2020 fourth-round pick. And for weeks, everyone ripped the Texans for a bad trade and most of us never stopped to wonder if the deal was officially complete.

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The trade that eventually will send David Johnson from the Cardinals to the Texans and DeAndre Hopkins from the Texans to the Cardinals still isn’t done, because the physicals haven’t been completed. With a pair of 2020 draft picks attached to the transaction (a second-rounder and a

DeAndre Hopkins - David Johnson trade is getting complicated. It remains unlikely that either player fails their physical outright, but it does give both teams a potential out, or at the very least, recourse for Texans coach and de facto general manager O’Brien to renegotiate with Cardinals general manager

It’s not. But the Cardinals aren’t worried, coach Kliff Kingsbury said.

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In yet another example of how coronavirus restrictions are affecting things we never usually think about in the NFL world, physical exams have not been completed on the Hopkins-Johnson trade.

The trade was agreed to on March 16, but an announcement couldn’t be made at the time. The Cardinals acknowledged the deal by tweeting that media reports said they had acquired Hopkins. They have since discussed the addition of Hopkins on their official Twitter feed in various ways. Texans coach Bill O’Brien has talked openly about the trade.

Kingsbury spoke with the Arizona media on Tuesday and said he wasn’t worried.

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The Cardinals and the Texans have agreed to a blockbuster trade , involving Arizona running back David Johnson and Houston wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins , per reports. The Cardinals are sending Johnson , a 2020 second-round pick and a 2021 fourth-round pick to Houston, per John McClain of

David Johnson will get a fresh start in 2020 after the Arizona Cardinals reportedly traded the former Pro Bowl running back to the Houston Texans in a deal for All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins , according to Deandre Hopkins @ DeAndreHopkins . The Texan’s organization served me well, the

Perhaps it’s nothing to be worried about. But nothing in the NFL is official until all the red tape has been sifted through. We have seen a couple of free-agent contracts nixed long after they were reported due to physical exams.

And the NFL draft, with those picks that were supposed to change hands, isn’t that far off.

Players need to finish physicals

Even though the Texans have been ripped mercilessly over the past few weeks, there’s no reason to think they’d want out of the deal. They made it voluntarily, after all. Nothing has changed for them.

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The Houston Texans and Arizona Cardinals have reportedly completed a blockbuster trade that will see star receiver DeAndre Hopkins and running back DeAndre Hopkins and a fourth round pick go to Cards for David Johnson and a second round pick this year and a fourth round pick next year.

David Johnson , picks swapped in Cardinals ' trade for DeAndre Hopkins . The trade can not become official until the new league year opens Mar. 18. The deal is the latest in a series of moves made by Ngakoue, 24, has recorded 38.5 sacks and 15 forced fumbles over the course of his career.

Pro Football Talk said Johnson has seen a doctor for an exam on his wrist, and he passed. Johnson needs to complete a full physical.

Theoretically, if either player fails the physical, his new team could call the trade off.

At very least, the trade needs to be finalized before the draft or the teams would have to rework the deal. The draft is scheduled to start April 23. Team facilities aren’t open and players can’t visit for physicals with team doctors, though they can visit doctors local to them.

It makes sense that the controversial trade still has an unfinished chapter.

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Bill O'Brien says to wait at least a year to evaluate DeAndre Hopkins trade .
While the Houston Texans’ trade of DeAndre Hopkins for David Johnson and a second-round pick has been blasted, we don’t know how it will turn out. 

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