DeAndre Hopkins hasn’t practiced in a week

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It looks like the Houston Texans are be very cautious with wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

The Houston Texans have suffered way too many injuries at the wide receiver position so far this summer.

Houston’s No. 2 receiver Will Fuller is already going to miss a good portion of the upcoming regular season after suffering a broken collarbone.

And we just found out this week that Braxton Miller is nursing a sprained ankle.

With that being said, Sarah Barshop of ESPN pointed out on Wednesday that star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins hasn’t practiced for the Texans since last week.

The good news is that it sounds like Hopkins is only being held out in an effort to keep him from getting injured before the season starts. He did get a little dinged up during last week’s preseason loss to the Carolina Panthers. Houston can’t afford to lose their only remaining starting receiver.

Aside from running back Lamar Miller, Hopkins is one of the Texans’ best offensive players.  They can’t afford to have him get injured during training camp or the preseason.

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The best move for the Texans would be to have Hopkins practice next week in order to play in their third preseason game against the New Orleans Saints since that is typically when NFL teams have their “dress rehearsal” prior to the start of the regular season.

The good thing about resting Hopkins is that it enables the Texans and head coach Bill O’Brien to get a better look at the younger players behind him like Jaelan Strong.