DeAndre Hopkins free agency market: Bills express interest, 5 teams rule out pursuit as WR sends cryptic tweet

DeAndre Hopkins has been a free agent for more than a week, yet the teams pursuing the five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver are limited to this point. The Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills were reportedly active in acquiring Hopkins prior to his release and are believed to still have interest in signing him. The Bills confirmed their desire in adding the All-Pro receiver who is big fan of their quarterback, Josh Allen.

“We are all about people who want to come to Buffalo,” Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane said on ‘The Pat McAfee Show’ on Monday. “We love it, especially if they fit. Obviously DeAndre’s a heck of a talent, he caught a Hail Mary on us in the COVID season [2020] . . . Nothing but respect for him. It would definitely have to fit with how we would structure the salary and all that. Never ruling it out, but we know he’s a good player and he’ll probably command a decent contract.”  

The teams that aren’t pursuing Hopkins have also publicized their lack of interest in him. Hours after New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh and Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel all but said their teams won’t be signing Hopkins, the three-time first-team All-Pro wide receiver put out this cryptic tweet. 

Hopkins also signed with Klutch Sports last week after previously representing himself. Kelton Crenshaw will be Hopkins’ agent going forward as he seeks out a new team. Crenshaw represents DeVonta Smith, Chase Young, and Kayvon Thibodeaux — all of whom are in the NFC East. 

As for the first two teams that passed on Hopkins? Saleh said “we love our current group” when referring to the Jets, who revamped their wide receiver room this offseason. The Titans didn’t revamp the position like the Jets did, but Vrabel said the team is “focused on the players they have here.” Tennessee didn’t rule out Hopkins, but he doesn’t appear to be an option. 

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