Friday, 17 November, 2017

DeAndre Hopkins signs record deal with Houston Texans

DeAndre Hopkins agreed to a five-year extension with the Houston Texans DeAndre Hopkins agreed to a five-year extension with the Houston Texans. More
Lucia Summers | 01 September, 2017, 04:35

The Houston Texans signed wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to a five-year, $81 million contract extension with $49 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Now he'll get a chance to find out if the Houston Texans can find a difference-maker in the huddle over the long term.

Schefter indicated that the guaranteed money will be the largest for any wide receiver in the NFL.

Since selecting him in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Hopkins quickly established himself as one of the best wide receivers in the league.

Gas prices increase, officials say there is no shortage
As news spread, so did concern over a potential shortage , leading to large rushes to stations. "When, in fact, there isn't one". AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch reported the statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.26 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel.

Hopkins was a Pro Bowl selection in 2015 after amassing 111 receptions for 1521 yards and 11 touchdowns, despite having four different quarterbacks throw him the football. During that time he caught 927 passes for 12,661 yards and 61 touchdowns.

Hopkins is entering his fifth season. On July 30, 2016, Hopkins did not report to training camp, saying he was holding out out for a new contract.

In other Texans football contract news, tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz agreed to a three-year contract worth $21.5 million, including $10 million guaranteed, as reported by the Houston Chronicle. Hopkins was due to become an unrestricted free agent following this season.

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