NFL Rumors: Chiefs trade for DeAndre Hopkins unraveled by unlikely source

A deal between the Kansas City Chiefs and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins allegedly advanced, but it ultimately failed for this reason.

Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was released by the Arizona Cardinals last week, as was to be expected.

However, it wasn't through a trade; instead, it was a pre-June 1 release. That was the surprise—that the Cardinals 

would have to pay for the upcoming campaign out of pocket and receive nothing in exchange for the five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver.

In the end, it appears that a deal between the Cardinals and a Super Bowl contender may have taken place. But their preparations were derailed by an unexpected source.

The Baltimore Ravens signed Odell Beckham Jr. to a one-year contract with a base salary of $15 million, according to Albert Breer of The MMQB,

while the Kansas City Chiefs made progress toward a deal for Hopkins. However, "things went a little sideways" after that.

Given that Beckham didn't play last year, Hopkins consequently "felt like he should land at least that much" as a result.Breer further claims that, in his opinion,