Slotted as a reserve OL entering 2019 training camp, Hopkins won Cincinnati's No. 1 C job with a strong preseason and went on to start all 16 games ... Considered among Bengals' top performers on OL in 2019, and his strong play earned him a contract extension in December that keeps him in Cincinnati through '22 ... Missed just one play in 2019, good for a team-high 99.9 percent of offensive snaps ... Originally a Bengals college free agent signee in 2014, he battled injuries and bounced between the Bengals' roster and practice squad his first three seasons (2014-16) ... Served as Cincinnati's No. 1 RG in 2017, then served as a key reserve in '18 and started nine games at three different positions as an injury replacement ... Has played in 46 career games, with 37 starts, and has started multiple games at all three interior OL positions.