ESPN insider believes Buffalo Bills are the favorite for DeAndre Hopkins

Buffalo Bills, DeAndre Hopkins
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Another day, another tidbit in regards to the Buffalo Bills possibly signing 3-time All Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

The Arizona Cardinals wound up releasing Hopkins after failing to find a trade partner for the highly-decorated veteran wideout. Obviously, Hopkins would love to win at this point in his career, and the Cardinals aren't exactly headed in that direction.

This morning, ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler joined First Take to give his latest on the situation, and Bills fans will be excited to know the details.

Fowler began by noting why the Cardinals decided to simply cut ties with Hopkins.

"The Cardinals just said, 'He's not in our plans long-term.' This is clearly a rebuild situation... Hopkins was looking for a change of scenery, or at least was open to that... There wasn't a lot of trade option," Fowler noted.

So, do the Buffalo Bills sign DeAndre Hopkins, or does he go to another contender?

"My money would still be on the Bills or the Chiefs working something out," Fowler said when asked about the current favorite landing spots.

Fowler went on to note why he doesn't think the Chiefs could be as aggressive as the Bills in pursuing Hopkins, referring to the two teams' financial situations.

"The Chiefs just gave Donovan Smith, in free agency, some real money to play left tackle ... I don't know if they can quite pull it off ... I don't get the sense they're overly desperate to make this happen," said Fowler.

Fowler then went on to say that the Bills were indeed the most likley landing spot, and that's not just coming from him. It's coming straight from the rest of the league.

"When you talk to other NFL teams, they believe the Bills are a threat here, and have been for a while," Fowler said.

In his 10 seasons in the league, Hopkins has totaled 853 receptions for 11,298 yards and 71 touchdowns. He's consistently had one of the largest catch radiuses among NFL wide receivers and, quite frankly, never drops a pass.

Adding Hopkins to a core including another All Pro, Stefon Diggs, would certainly give the Bills the ammunition to compete with the likes of the Cincinatti Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs this coming season.

We could be in for quite the treat, come postseason time. For now, all we can do is wait.

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