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Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins tweets he 'doesn't want a raise'

It's been a busy week for the Cardinals.

On Sunday, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins took to Twitter to seemingly state any issues he might have with the team are not related to his contract.

"Hopkins doesn't want a raise," the three-time All-Pro receiver wrote in a since-deleted tweet, signing the end of the post with "Nuk."

According to Over the Cap, Hopkins is set to make $19.45 million in base salary in 2023 and $14.92 million in 2024 as part of an extension he signed in September 2020.

Hopkins has been part of trade speculation since the offseason started and his tweet was posted days after it was reported Arizona safety Budda Baker had requested a trade.

Last week, Cardinals head coach Jonathan Gannon spoke with the media when the team began its offseason strength and conditioning program. Hopkins notably was not present.

"We'll see. I've been in communication with D-Hop," Gannon told reporters. "I want to do what's best for him and us, at the same time. When he's ready to come, he'll come and improve his game, too."

Hopkins, a five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, had success in his first season with the Cardinals. In 2020, Hopkins recorded 1,407 receiving yards and six touchdown catches in 16 games. Since then, he's played in 19 games over two years for Arizona and dealt with a few injuries. Hopkins also had to sit out the first six games this past season due to a suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy.

The front office that acquired Hopkins is no longer in Arizona, with Gannon and general manager Monti Ossenfort replacing Kliff Kingsbury and Steve Keim.

Arizona holds eight total draft picks in the 2023 NFL Draft and could look to address its receiver room next week.

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