DeAndre Hopkins, WR (ARI)

Will complete recovery in February

Hopkins (knee) is expected to be 100 percent within the next month, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

For the first time in his nine-year career, Hopkins missed significant time due to injury in 2021. First, he sat out Weeks 9-11 due to a hamstring strain, and after suiting up in Weeks 13 and 14, Hopkins suffered what was eventually revealed to be a sprained MCL that required surgery and a likely 2-4 month recovery. There was talk that he might be healthy enough to return if the Cardinals reached the NFC Championship Game, but the team was unceremoniously bounced from the playoffs by the Rams in the wild-card round. With no possibility of playing again during the current campaign, the 29-year-old will focus on rehabbing his knee and shouldn't have a problem being available for the offseason program. The composition of the receiving corps around Hopkins may be much different at that time due to the pending unrestricted free agencies of A.J. Green, Christian Kirk, Zach Ertz and Maxx Williams (knee).

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WR | ARI

On pace for volume sans Hopkins

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Kyler Murray

Kyler Murray

QB | ARI

Impacted by Hopkins suspension

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DeAndre Hopkins

WR | ARI

Won't appeal suspension

Hopkins withdrew the appeal of the six-game suspension he received from the NFL on Monday for violating the league's performance-enhancing substances policy, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

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DeAndre Hopkins

WR | ARI

Handed six-game suspension

The NFL issued a six-game suspension to Hopkins on Monday for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Cameron Thomas

DL | ARI

Heads to desert

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WR | ARI

To receive fifth-year option

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