PFT: DeAndre Hopkins never reported to camp

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The image created by the ESPN report that Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins “walked out of camp” is jarring on the surface, inviting the visualization of Hopkins making a one-handed catch in the end zone, spiking the ball, and heading out the tunnel, Bo Jackson-style.

The truth, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that Hopkins did not report for camp. While the result is the same (he’s not there), the procedures are much different.

Fantasy Impact: 

The story pointed out there's a big difference between Hopkins never reporting and walking out. Per the story: When a player reports for camp and then later leaves, the team has the ability to send a letter warning him that, in five days, the club has the right to place him on the reserve/left squad list. For a player under contract who does not report, he is subject to fines in the amount of $40,000 per day and possible signing bonus forfeiture.

Filed Under: 2016, Preseason

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