Invoice Belichick confirmed Patriots curiosity in DeAndre Hopkins, added ‘journey agent’ joke


The Patriots’ coach stated that he is “talked to” Hopkins, who’s at present a free agent.

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DeAndre Hopkins throughout a 2022 matchup between the Cardinals and Patriots. Christian Petersen/Getty Photos

Invoice Belichick, showing to already be in midseason press convention type, confirmed that the Patriots try to host free agent large receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

The one query is when Hopkins may make his solution to New England.

Requested throughout a Monday media look in regards to the validity of a report that the Hopkins will likely be visiting the Patriots, the longtime coach acknowledged contact between the 2 sides.

“I don’t find out about that,” Belichick said in regards to the particulars of Hopkins’s reported go to. “Talked to him, [we’re] working by it. Unsure.”

Requested later within the press convention in regards to the uncertainty concerning Hopkins, Belichick clarified that it pertained to the reported timing.

“He requested in regards to the date. I’m unsure,” he stated.

“We’re working by it, so I don’t actually have something so as to add to that,” Belichick added.

In a follow-up, Belichick defined why he couldn’t be extra particular in regards to the go to.

“I feel it relates extra to the logistics and issues like that,” he replied. “I’m probably not a journey agent. I’m not going to say it’s going to occur right here, or it’s not going to occur.

“There’s loads of different stuff happening that I’m in a roundabout way concerned in, so I’m not going to say something and then you definitely flip round and say I misled you not directly as a result of that’s not what I’m going to do.”

The Patriots have been linked to the 31-year-old large receiver for a lot of the offseason. The avenue for Hopkins’ probably coming to New England was additional cleared by the Cardinals’ current choice to chop Hopkins, who’s now free to signal with no matter crew he needs.