Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury believes the trade that sent David Johnson back to the Houston Texans in exchange for wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins will be completed before the NFL Draft begins on April 23.
“There is no concern,” Kingsbury said in a video conference call with reporters on Tuesday. “But they are not official, as far as I know, at this point, but we get it done. Obviously, the medical field and staff have much bigger fish to fry at this point. And so, it’s been slower than that. would be it, but I have no doubt that it will be done before the draft. “
The Cardinals and Texans joined the trade on March 16, two days before the free agency began. To fill in the deal was to change choices. Arizona also got a fourth round pick this year, and Houston got a second round pick this year and a fourth round pick in 2021.
Kingsbury refused to talk too much about the trade or Hopkins because it wasn’t completed, but he said the wide receiver is a “huge player” who “has been healthy, played at a high level for a long time, so we’re excited about it . “
The deal gathered quickly, Kingsbury said.
“Steve [Keim, the team’s general manager] called me down to his office and said we had something in the works, “Kingsbury added,” and they worked through it and got it done. “