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BREAKING NEWS: Texans Trade DeAndre Hopkins For David Johnson

The Texans make a move for the Cardinals’ star RB. Oh, and all it took was their star wideout.

Arizona Cardinals v Houston Texans Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

After locking up Bradley Roby yesterday, the Texans continue to make news, now trading for Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson. Per Adam Schefter:

Your first reaction to this may well have been, “Well, surely the Cardinals will be paying a portion of what’s left on Johnson’s contract.” Nope.

This is the third time in the past few years where the Texans have made a move via the trade market for a running back; last year, it was acquiring Duke Johnson and Carlos Hyde. The Texans were reportedly in discussions with Hyde about an extension after he led the Texans in rushing yards last season, but with Johnson now on the roster it’ll be interesting to see what, if anything, comes of those discussions.

We’ll be updating this post as we get more info on the deal. For now, feel free to use the comments to let your feelings be known about the Texans’ latest acquisition.

UPDATE: Here’s what Cardinals fans think of the departure of their onetime start running back.

UPDATE II: The Texans traded DeAndre Hopkins and a fourth round pick to the Cardinals for David Johnson, a second round pick, and a fourth round pick.

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UPDATE III: Nuk made his goodbye official.