Cowboys were reportedly close to acquiring Brandin Cooks; Texans WR appears upset by no deal, doesn't practice

Despite being traded 3 times in his profession, Houston Texans pass receiver Brandin Cooks appears to have actually been wanting to be dealt one more time prior to Tuesday’s 4 p.m. ET trade due date. Cooks was reported to be among the due date’s offered prominent gamers regardless of signing a two-year, $39.8 million extension with the Texans this previous offseason. His head coach, Lovie Smith, stated by means of SportsRadio 610 in Houston that Cooks was excused from Tuesday’s practice for “personal reasons.”

After not getting dealt, Cooks did not practice on Wednesday, when again for individual factors, per NFL press reporter Aaron Wilson. He is noted as doubtful for Thursday’s video game versus the unbeaten Philadelphia Eagles.

Sports Illustrated reported that the Texans and Dallas Cowboys were talking about an offer for Cooks and remained in the community on payment, however that ensured income ended up being the deal-breaker. On top of perhaps heading to Dallas, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported there were talks for Cooks, however absolutely nothing came of them, and likewise kept in mind that the Green Bay Packers could not concern any offers regardless of their best shots.

However, the due date reoccured and Cooks stayed a Texan. Here’s what he tweeted soon after 4 p.m. ET.

Thanks to that offseason extension, Cooks has actually a totally ensured income of $18 million for the 2023 season and is under agreement through 2024. The 2023 warranty might have impeded a few of the possible competitors for Cooks having the ability to concur with the Texans on draft choice payment. Cooks had 6 seasons of over 1,000 backyards getting in his very first 8 in the league from 2014-2021. 

The 20th total choice in the 2014 NFL Draft has actually been efficient in each location he has actually been dealt. Cooks was traded from New Orleans to New England in 2017, his 4th season. He invested a year with the Patriots and reached Super Bowl LII. He dealt with the Patriots in Super Bowl LIII the following season after being traded to the Los Angeles Rams in 2018. Cooks invested 2 years in Sean McVay’s system prior to he was dealt to the Texans in advance of the 2020 season.

The 5-foot-10, 183-pound wideout had 2 1,000-yard projects in 3 seasons with the Saints. He topped the 1,000-yard mark throughout his sole season with Tom Brady and had successive 1,000-yard seasons throughout his very first 2 seasons with the Texans, while capturing passes from the similarity Deshaun Watson, Tyrod Taylor and Davis Mills. His 2022 season has actually been sluggish up until now, with just 32 receptions for 354 backyards and a rating in 7 video games, while balancing 11.1 backyards per catch — the least considering that his novice season in 2014.

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