Sources: DeAndre Hopkins seeks new deal, holds out from camp

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Houston Texans star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is holding out of training camp as he seeks a new contract, sources told ESPN.

Hopkins, who is entering the fourth and final year of his rookie contract, did not report for the start of the Texans’ camp, according to sources. He will be subject to fines of $40,000 for each day of camp he misses.

Because the Texans picked up the fifth-year option available on all first-round pick contracts, Hopkins technically has two seasons left on his deal.