NFL players react to Texans sending DeAndre Hopkins to Cardinals in blockbuster trade

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The Houston Texans traded wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals on Monday.
(Michael Wyke / Associated Press)

The NFL free-agent negotiation period didn’t start Monday with Tom Brady agreeing in principal to a new deal with a new team — it kicked off with a blockbuster trade.

According to multiple reports, the Houston Texans have agreed to trade star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and a draft pick to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for running back David Johnson and a pair of draft picks.

The deal sent shockwaves through the NFL and generated a flurry of reactions from players:

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