The Houston Texans are listening to provides for large receiver Brandin Cooks earlier than Tuesday’s commerce deadline. They reportedly gained’t half with him too simply.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, as relayed by Dov Kleiman, the Texans are demanding a second-spherical choose again for Cooks.
Schefter recognized the New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, and the Los Angeles Rams as groups when reporting Cooks’ potential availability on Sunday. Pro Football Network’s Aaron Wilson added the Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers as attainable suitors.
Though he’s flourished beneath the radar with out a single Pro Bowl nod, Cooks has cleared 1,000 receiving yards for 4 completely different groups in six of the final seven seasons. The Texans shouldn’t half with their greatest go-catcher too simply.
However, Cooks will make a completely assured $18 million in his tenth NFL season subsequent yr. The contract might deter groups from sacrificing an excessive amount of draft capital for the 29-yr-outdated.
Cooks has caught 32 of 53 targets for 354 yards and a landing in seven video games this season. Yet any commerce would virtually definitely transfer him to a greater location than Houston’s No. 31-ranked offense.
The commerce deadline strikes Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET.