At least for a few plays, he'll battle Cardinals corner Patrick Peterson in Saturday's preseason opener.
"He’s one of the guys out there that I think is much improved from April 7, when we started, to where we are now," coach Bill O’Brien told the paper. "He just has to keep it going. He’s a very hard worker. It’s very important to him. He’s a guy that really, in our opinion, gets better and better every day. So just got to keep it going."
The 6-foot-1, 207-pound Hopkins had 52 receptions for 802 yards and two touchdowns last season. With Andre Johnson (hamstring) sidelined, Hopkins "has easily been the Texans’ premier receiver," the paper said.
Hopkins had 52 receptions for 802 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie.
Hopkins was targeted five times in the game, and brought four of those passes in for 35 yards. The rookie finishes the season with 52 receptions for 802 yards and two touchdowns.
A trio of starting offensive players for the
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