DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller Work Out At Fertitta Home

They chatted with Deshaun Watson on Instagram Live

Brandon Scott
April 07, 2020 - 1:45 pm

(SportsRadio 610) -- DeAndre Hopkins is still in Houston. 

The trade from the Texans to the Arizona Cardinals is expected to go through pending physicals, but for now, Hopkins is working out with soon-to-be former teammate Will Fuller. 

Hopkins and Fuller were on Instagram Live working out at the home of Patrick Fertitta, son of Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta. 

"We always teammates," Fuller says in the video.

"He's going to make his first Pro Bowl this year. ... should've made it already, but you know how critics go," Hopkins says. "All he do is score touchdowns."

Hopkins and Fuller took a moment to bring in Taiwan Jones, the former Texans running back who just agreed to re-join the Buffalo Bills.

Jones is apparently still hunkered down in his native California.

Then they brought in Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.

The three talked about working out in Houston, riding bikes on their off-days, and Fuller cutting his dreadlocks. 

Later in the video, Hopkins shows love to the city -- dropping names of local business owners and recommending areas for real estate in Houston.

Texans defensive end Charles Omenihu also appeared in the IG Live video, in which Hopkins touted him as "the best young defensive end in the league."

Perhaps the most transparent shot at the Texans was when Hopkins asked his followers which division is the NFL's best. 

When the AFC South was brought up, Hopkins said "Tennessee good. Colts good." Then he moved on to the next division, nothing about the Texans.

All of this is benign, but there also appears to be a clear message. 

Hopkins is very much still connected to his Texans teammates, who think fondly of him. 

If this social media activity is any sort of messaging, it's that Hopkins still holds influence in the Texans locker room at least three weeks after the trade.