Last week, veteran wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins suddenly hit the free agent market when the Arizona Cardinals announced that they had released the star wide receiver presumably after failing to find a trade partner. Hopkins is now free to sign wherever he wishes, and it sounds like the New York Giants are at least going to give him a look.
During a press conference this week, Brian Daboll revealed that the team would do its “due diligence” on DeAndre Hopkins as they determine whether or not to make an effort to sign the veteran receiver to their roster.
“Anytime there’s someone that’s available as a free agent, Joe and his staff are going to look into it,” Daboll said, via SNY. “Research it. We talk about a lot of different players. Regardless of who it is, that’s part of our job is to make sure we’re doing our due diligence.”
Brian Daboll is asked about the Giants' possible interest in DeAndre Hopkins:
"Anytime there's someone that's available, Joe and his staff are going to look into it" pic.twitter.com/13ctxxH625
— Giants Videos (@SNYGiants) May 31, 2023
Obviously, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the Giants will ultimately make any sort of substantial offer for Hopkins, but it does mean that the team will at least consider it.
It’s worth noting that the team probably could use some help at the wide receiver position as no player on their roster had more than 725 receiving yards in the entire season last year.