NY Giants must reach out to DeAndre Hopkins immediately after his Cardinals release

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Remember how DeAndre Hopkins trade speculation was brought up once again this week for theNY Giants? We can officially put all of that to rest, as D-Hop isn't going to be traded. Nope, instead, he's free to sign with whoever he wants.

On Friday, the breaking news came in that the Arizona Cardinals had released the former All-Pro wideout. Now, Hopkins is ready to find a new place to call home. While the Buffalo Bills are being labeled as the favorites to sign him, that doesn't mean Giants general manager Joe Schoen shouldn't shoot his shot.

Matter of fact, we think the GM should reach out to Hopkins and his reps as soon as possible. Hopkins would look fantastic catching balls from Daniel Jones.

NFL cap space could make a DeAndre Hopkins deal tricky for Giants

Recently, Hopkins said that he's looking for a team that has a QB who loves the game, a great defense and stable management. The Giants check all of those boxes, as Jones is a big part of the future, the defense has added some key players in recent months and Schoen is a rockstar.

The main issue for the Giants in potentially trying to land Hopkins is he's going to be looking for a decent amount of money, and the NY salary cap isn't exactly making things easier here. There are several other teams expected to push for Hopkins too.

On top of the Bills, the Ravens, Patriots, Cowboys and others have been mentioned as possible destinations for Hopkins. Hopkins is a big fan of both Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson, so we wouldn't be surprised to see him head to either Buffalo or Baltimore.

With that said, anything can happen now that he's a free agent. With Hopkins and Saquon Barkley being close friends too, it could help the G-Men get something done if Schoen is ready to pull off yet another head-turning move.

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