DeAndre Hopkins to play in season opener

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DeAndre Hopkins is ready to go for the Houston Texans’ season opener.

Even though Houston Texans’ star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins missed the final two preseason games this summer, he’s ready to go as the Texans get ready for this Sunday’s season-opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Hopkins spoke the media this week and went as far as to say that his hand is “one thousand percent” better after injuring it against the Carolina Panthers  in mid-August.

With Jaelan Strong suspended for week one and Will Fuller out with a broken collarbone, getting Hopkins back is huge for quarterback Tom Savage and the Texans’ offense.

Of course, some more good news is that Braxton Miller returned to practice on Monday after suffering an ankle injury this summer.

Even with Hopkins back, I would expect a heavy dose of running back Lamar Miller given the fact that the Texans have Kendall Lamm and Chris Clark starting at right and left tackle as Duane Brown continues his hold out.

If Houston can establish the run, it will open up everything else for the offense and take the pressure off of Lamm and Clark as pass blockers.

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