Patriots adding superstar free agent? DeAndre Hopkins to visit Foxboro, report says

FOXBORO, Mass. — Superstar free agent wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins will reportedly visit with the New England Patriots next week.

Hopkins, who was recently released by the Arizona Cardinals, is slated to meet with Patriots management as his free agent market heats up, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

The potential addition of Hopkins would give quarterback Mac Jones an elite receiving option to go along with JuJu Smith-Schuster, Kendrick Bourne, Kayshon Boutte, DeVante Parker, and Tyquan Thornton, among others.

Hopkins, a five-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro, has racked up 853 catches for more than 11,000 yards and 71 touchdowns over the course of 10 seasons with the Cardinals and Houston Texans.

The move to Foxboro would make sense given the fact that Hopkins use to play for New England’s new offensive coordinator, Bill O’Brien, in Houston. All of Hopkins’ All-Pro seasons came playing in O’Brien’s offense, Rapoport pointed out.

“A reunion would be fascinating,” Rapoport tweeted.

The Patriots made some key additions on offense when free agency opened this offseason, notably signing former Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki and former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Smith-Schuster.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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