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Reports: Arizona Cardinals Trading David Johnson For DeAndre Hopkins

While other major sports leagues are on hiatus because of the Coronavirus outbreak, The NFL’s offseason is in full swing and the Arizona Cardinals are among the league’s most active teams.

A major trade is in process that involves one of the Cards’ star players.

According to reports, running back David Johnson is reportedly on his way to Houston, and Pro Bowl receiver DeAndre Hopkins is headed to Arizona.

In addition to Hopkins, the Cardinals also get a 2020 fourth-round draft pick from the Texans, while Houston gets Johnson, a fourth-round pick this year and a second rounder next.

Johnson had an all-pro season in 2016, but has struggled with injuries since. The Texans will also reportedly absorb his $10 million-a-year salary.

Hopkins has become one of the NFL’s top receivers, with over 100 catches last season.    

According to league rules, the trade cannot be made official until Wednesday. 

The Cardinals also placed the transition tag on free agent running back Kenyan Drake, meaning they can match any offer.

Phil Latzman is an award-winning digital journalist and broadcast professional with over 25 years of experience covering news and sports on a multitude of platforms.