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Report: DeAndre Hopkins Passes Concussion Protocol, Ready For Week 1

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Texans fans can breathe a little easier knowing that the first-round pick from Clemson will be good to go this Monday night against the San Diego Chargers.

Two of the biggest hands in the NFL.
Two of the biggest hands in the NFL.
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Houston Chronicle writer, and perennial BRB punching bag, John McClain tweeted out some good news earlier today. DeAndre Hopkins has passed the final phase of the NFL's concussion protocol and is ready to play in the season opener on Monday Night Football.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Rookie WR DeAndre Hopkins passed last test on concussion protocol and is ready to go for Chargers.</p>&mdash; John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/McClain_on_NFL/statuses/374936079503089664">September 3, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Great news.  If you remember, I wrote about the NFL's stringent new concussion testing last month.  You can check it out here if you need a refresher course.

Hopefully, this is the last we hear "Hopkins" and "sustained a concussion" ever again because this would be his second. Hopkins sustained a concussion suffered his first back in college during a car accident. Like with possibly retired quarterback Kevin Kolb, these things have a snowball effect to them.

So tread lightly out there, young Hopkins! Our hopes for a successful season are nestled carefully in those enormous hands of yours.

Good luck, we're all counting on you - Airplane (via UsefulResponses)