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Report: Texans, Cardinals running out of time to complete DeAndre Hopkins trade

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The much-discussed trade between the Houston Texans and Arizona Cardinals has not officially gone through yet, and the teams have less than three weeks to complete it as it’s currently constructed.

DeAndre Hopkins and David Johnson both need to pass physicals in order to complete the trade. While there is no reason to believe that either player will fail their physical, the clock is ticking on the completion of the trade.

Both teams are swapping 2020 draft picks as part of the deal, which raises more important questions. According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, if the physicals are not done by the start of the NFL Draft in 19 days, new terms would have to be agreed, since the teams cannot just draft for each other to complete a deal that isn’t done.

The Hopkins trade has not gone over well in Houston, so some Texans fans are probably rooting for it to fall through. It seems unlikely that both teams would let it get to a point where it may be in jeopardy, though, so expect this to come to fruition.

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