By Ari Meirov
Brandin Cooks has been traded three times in his young career. He doesn’t want to be traded again.
“As far as the team think they can trade me for draft capital, I would caution to think twice, because quite frankly I’m not gonna accept any more trades,” Cooks said. “For me, if you want me off your team you’re gonna have to let me walk and choose my destination. I got a newborn son at home and he’s looking for someone to set an example. … I would love to continue my growth with Deshaun.”
Cooks has no guaranteed money left on his contract and the Texans don’t have a pick in the first or second round of this year’s draft.
Cooks was a first-round pick of the Saints in 2014. He was trade from New Orleans to the Patriots for a first-rounder in 2017, then to the Rams for a first-rounder in 2018, and then traded to the Texans for a second-round pick last offseason.
The Texans have a wide receiver decision to make on Will Fuller, who is scheduled to be a free agent in March. He’s currently serving a six-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
Whatever the Texans do with Cooks, that will be up to a new regime. Cooks was brought in by Bill O’Brien, who was fired in October. The Texans will ramp up their search for a new general manager and head coach once their season comes to an end on Sunday.
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