Veteran WR DeAndre Hopkins Looking Forward to Making His Titans Debut


NASHVILLE – DeAndre Hopkins has put in the work since joining the Titans back in July.

Now, the veteran receiver is ready to make his Tennessee debut, in New Orleans.

"Being familiar with this offense, I feel good," Hopkins said on Friday. "Obviously there are some new things that I didn't use to run, so having T.K. (offensive coordinator Tim Kelly) and Ryan (Tannehill), who has played a lot of ball, helped me get acclimated. I feel good.

"Now (we have) to go out and try to win some games – we have 17."

The Titans open the season on Sunday in New Orleans against the Saints.

Hopkins, despite his long history of success in the NFL, believes he still has something to prove.

Just before training camp, the Titans signed Hopkins, who totaled 853 receptions for 11,298 yards and 71 touchdowns in his time with Houston (2013-19) and Arizona (2020-22).

During his career, Hopkins has earned five Pro Bowl selections (2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020) and produced four All-Pro seasons (first team 2017-19, second team 2020).

"I am just here trying to do whatever I can to help this team win, whether they give me the ball or (I) block," said Hopkins, whose reception total (853) leads the NFL since he entered the NFL in 2013.

"I am a competitor, so all other 31 teams, I am trying my best to go out there and beat them – that's my job."

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