Texans land Randall Cobb after shock DeAndre Hopkins trade
- Randall Cobb has replenished the Texans' receiving corps after the surprise exit of DeAndre Hopkins.
The Houston Texans have moved to sign Randall Cobb after their shock decision to trade DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals.
Wide receiver Cobb has agreed a three-year, $27million deal with Houston that contains $18.75m in guarantees, according to NFL Network.
The move came after star wideout Hopkins was stunningly sent to the Cardinals in a package that saw running back David Johnson move in the other direction.
Houston also netted a second-round draft pick this year and a fourth-rounder next year, while sending away their 2020 fourth-round selection.
Four-time All-Pro Hopkins later tweeted to say the city of Houston will "forever be loved" and stated his new goal was to bring a championship to Arizona.
The Texan’s organization served me well, the city of Houston served me well and my teammates served me well. The city of Houston will forever be loved. Now it’s time to bring a championship to AZ!! HOP OUT!!!— Deandre Hopkins (@DeAndreHopkins) March 17, 2020
As well as adding Cobb and Johnson, the Texans have re-signed cornerback Bradley Roby, tight end Darren Fells, quarterback AJ McCarron and kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn.
Cobb, 29, spent last season with the Dallas Cowboys and caught 55 passes for 828 yards before hitting free agency.
The slot receiver had spent the first eight years of his career with the Green Bay Packers, striking up an impressive connection with QB Aaron Rodgers.Published 17 Mar 2020, 16:30 IST