NFL News Roundup: Arch Manning chooses Texas, DeAndre Hopkins to fight suspension and more - June 23, 2022

Arch Manning at South Carolina v Georgia
Arch Manning at South Carolina v Georgia
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Not a day goes by in the NFL without big news floating around. Teams are currently gearing up for training camp as they look to get into the swing of things before the regular season commences.

Players are fighting for jobs, while others are looking to get into the best shape to give themselves a shot at remaining healthy throughout the season. Then there are players who are no-shows for various reasons.

There is a lot of news to wrap your head around, and here, we've compiled the biggest headlines across the league on June 23.

#1- Arch Manning chooses Texas

Manning at FSU v Clemson
Manning at FSU v Clemson

Arch Manning still has a year of high school left, but he's already decided on his college. Peyton and Eli Manning's nephew has chosen Texas for his college career. While many thought he could follow in the footsteps of his uncles and go to Ole Miss or Tennessee, Arch has opted for a different path.


He is already being touted as a future No. 1 pick in the NFL draft and Texas appear to have found themselves a gem.

#2- Hopkins vows to fight ban

Los Angeles Rams v Arizona Cardinals
Los Angeles Rams v Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins is going to fight his six-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy. Hopkins said he was trying to work out exactly what happened and insisted he didn't take any supplements. You can listen to the interview here on Cameron Cox of KPNX and

The league is unlikely to reduce the ban as suspensions are generally announced after appeals are exhausted.

Hopkins said:

"We're still doing some research right now. Hopefully, before the season starts, maybe we can get the games down a little bit. But no, it wasn't on me. I'm a natural. I'm pretty much a naturopathic kind of person, man."
DeAndre Hopkins believes that his failed PED test was from contamination#PMSLive

Hopkins added:

"I don't take any supplements, I've never took supplements, I barely take vitamins. So for something like that to happen to me, obviously, I was shocked. But my team and I, we're still trying to figure out what's going on."

#3- Kenny Pickett and Steelers agree on rookie deal

Kenny Pickett at the Draft Combine
Kenny Pickett at the Draft Combine

The Pittsburgh Steelers and their first-round draft pick, Kenny Pickett, have agreed to terms on the quarterback's rookie contract, per The exact details of the deal are unknown at this point.

And the Pittsburgh Steelers now have signed their first-round pick Kenny Pickett, per source.

The former Pitt Panther is expected to become the starter sooner rather than later. Mitch Trubisky was signed in the offseason but Pickett has been doing well at Steelers OTAs and mini camp.

If you use any of the above quotes, please credit Cameron Cox of KPNX and and H/T Sportskeeda.

Edited by James Meyers


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