No contract talks with Hopkins, says Texans GM


Remember how DeAndre Hopkins held out the first day of the Houston Texans' training camp because he wanted a new contract, but then joined his team-mates a day later amid a report the team had apparently agreed to start negotiations?

One week on, it appears those talks are not happening.

Hopkins, 24, ended his walkout after reported his team had agreed to talk about a new contract if he reported to camp.

But Texans general manager Rick Smith told Inside Training Camp Live: "There is not a negotiation happening at this point. He's under contract for two more years."

For his part, Hopkins is more focused on football as he prepares for his fourth professional season by learning how to work with new Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler.

"It [the contract] is not something that I sit here and think about," he said. 

"I play football for a living. That's my focus right now, not really what's going on off the field because [depending on] what happens on the field, it will handle itself and work itself out."

Hopkins, who had 111 catches for 1,521 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2015, will earn a $1millon base salary this year. 

The Texans have already exercised the wide receiver's fifth-year option for 2017, for which he will earn $7.9 million, but figures from Overthecap indicate that is still not enough to even crack the top 20 in salary among wide receivers.