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Ravens defense plans to pay plenty of attention to Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins

Ravens defense plans to pay plenty of attention to Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins

In two career meetings with the Houston Texans, Brandon Carr lined up primarily against wide receiver Andre Johnson. But the Ravens cornerback did not need much of a primer on DeAndre Hopkins, the fifth-year player who has emerged as Houston’s go-to player on offense.

“I know he’s a basketball player [when he was in high school], and you can kind of see it in his game just off his releases,” Carr said. “He’s a savvy guy with his releases off the line of scrimmage and down the field. He’s pretty physical in and out of his breaks. So we’ll have to match his physicality, his hand placement, and go get the ball.”

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