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Brandin Cooks | Wide Receiver | #12

Team: Los Angeles Rams
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/25/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 183
College: Oregon State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (20) / NO
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Rams signed WR Brandin Cooks to a five-year, $80 million extension through 2023.
The deal includes a modest $20.5 million fully guaranteed. The Rams moved aggressively for Cooks after letting Sammy Watkins walk in free agency, and did not want to lose a field-stretching lid lifter for the second-straight free agency in 2019. It's a bold move considering Watkins' disappointing production with conservative Jared Goff, but the Rams spent the entire offseason talking Cooks up. Still somehow only 25 in September, Cooks is coming off three-straight 1,000-yard seasons, albeit with Drew Brees and Tom Brady at quarterback. He also has stiff target competition in Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods and Todd Gurley. Probably headed for a WR2/3 campaign in fantasy, Cooks will likely be more valuable on the real-life gridiron than virtual. Jul 17 - 3:06 PM

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NFL Network's Steve Wyche reports the Rams plan to sign contract-year WR Brandin Cooks to an extension prior to the season.

Jared Goff and Cooks have been training together this offseason and share the same agent, so perhaps there have already been discussions with Cooks' representation. He's a West Coast guy who grew up in Stockton, Cali. and played his college ball at Oregon State. Cooks won't come cheap, however, and should command around the $16 million per year Sammy Watkins got. But all signs point to the two sides hammering out a deal after the Rams gave up a first-rounder.
Apr 4 - 12:46 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Jared Goff and newly-acquired Brandin Cooks have already been working out together this offseason.

The Rams reportedly tried to trade for Cooks last offseason before acquiring Sammy Watkins. They offered CB Trumaine Johnson in the deal, but the Saints said no and shipped Cooks to New England. Allegedly, the talks with the Patriots heated up earlier this week when both coach Bill Belichick and Sean McVay worked together at a coaching clinic at the University of Georgia. As far as Cooks and Goff, they'd been throwing together on the West Coast prior to the trade, already building a rapport. Cooks and the Rams are working on an extension.
Apr 4 - 9:51 AM

The Athletic's Jeff Howe reports the Rams have "already expressed interest" in extending contract-year WR Brandin Cooks beyond 2018.

We would expect as much, though Cooks doesn't have to jump into anything. Perhaps he will reason he will never get a better deal than just after he was acquired, though still only 24, Cooks can reasonably assume he will be in for a windfall next offseason, either via the franchise tag or a long-term contract. The Rams should be in deal-making mood. They can't let Cooks get away for nothing like they did with Sammy Watkins.
Apr 3 - 6:29 PM

Rams acquired WR Brandin Cooks and a fourth-round pick from the Patriots in exchange for first- and sixth-round picks.

The out-of-nowhere move lands the Rams their Sammy Watkins replacement, and also takes them out of the running for Odell Beckham. Now armed with the No. 23 and 31 picks, perhaps the Pats will make a play for the Giants' superstar. It's the second straight offseason Cooks has been dealt, both times for a first-rounder. He remained boom-or-bust in the Patriots' crowded receiver corps last season but posted a 65/1,082/7 line while averaging a career-high 16.6 yards per catch. Headed into the final year of his rookie contract, Cooks is still only 24. Fighting for targets with Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp while downgrading from Tom Brady to Jared Goff, Cooks might be best treated as a WR3 in offseason drafts.
Apr 3 - 5:51 PM

The Boston Herald reports the Patriots could extend Brandin Cooks this offseason.

Cooks is due a $8.5 million option that the Patriots want to reduce with an extension. That could be difficult in a contract year, but Cooks is open to staying in New England. Cooks may be a candidate for the franchise tag if he plays 2018 without a new deal.
Feb 10 - 3:05 PM

Brandin Cooks has been ruled out for the remainder of Super Bowl 52 with a concussion.

At the end of a 23-yard gain, Cooks took a massive blindside hit from Eagles SS Malcolm Jenkins and appeared to be immediately knocked out cold. He eventually made his way to the sideline with assistance from trainers. Cooks does not have a history of concussions. Acquired from New Orleans before the season for a first-round pick, Cooks made his mark in New England as a deep threat, tallying a 65/1,082/7 receiving line with a career-high 16.6 yards per catch. With slot man Julian Edelman (knee) due back, Cooks should fill a similar vertical-oriented role in 2018, which will be his contract year.
Feb 4 - 7:27 PM

Brandin Cooks caught 6-of-8 targets for 100 yards in the Patriots' AFC Championship Game victory over the Jaguars.

Cooks also drew 68 yards on pass interference penalties. The 100-yard game was just his third as a Pat. With Rob Gronkowski going down in the first half with a concussion, Cooks stepped up as the downfield threat the Pats desperately needed. Cooks will have a tough assignment whomever wins the NFC Championship Game, though Minnesota is a degree more daunting on the back end than Philadelphia.
Jan 21 - 6:36 PM

Brandin Cooks caught 3-of-9 targets for 32 yards in the Patriots' Divisional Round win over the Titans.

The Titans felt confident enough in rookie Adoree Jackson to assign him to Cooks in shadow coverage. Cooks ran by Jackson on a second-quarter bomb, but Tom Brady’s throw was just beyond Cooks’ fingertips, and Jackson arguably got away with a push that could have been flagged for defensive pass interference. Ultimately, this wasn’t a great matchup for Cooks against a Titans defense that did well all season to limit big plays. He’ll get a better draw in the AFC Championship game if the Steelers beat the Jaguars on Sunday afternoon.
Jan 13 - 11:58 PM

Brandin Cooks caught 5-of-11 targets for 79 yards and a touchdown while rushing three times for eight yards in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Jets.

Cooks led the team with 11 targets, which matched a season-high. He and Brady failed to connect on multiple vertical shots all afternoon, but managed to hit on a 37-yard toss in the second half to boost his yardage. Cooks also drew a long 39-yard pass interference penalty that set up his own 5-yard touchdown in the second quarter for his seventh receiving touchdown on the season. Cooks and the Patriots have a first-round bye to open the playoffs.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 04:04:00 PM

Brandin Cooks hauled in 2-of-5 targets for 19 yards in the Patriots' Week 16 win over the Bills.

With Tom Brady struggling, Cooks did not get much of a chance to shine early. The quarterback overthrew him when he was wide-open deep down the sideline in the second quarter, and he underthrew Cooks deep down the middle a few plays later. He did draw a pass interference on the second missed connection, his biggest contribution of the first half. He finally got on the board with a 14-yard grab early in the third quarter, and he added another short gain later in the half. Still, this was a very disappointing outing in a game Chris Hogan did not play. Cooks will look to finish his season on a high note next week against the Jets assuming the Patriots still have something to play for.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 04:20:00 PM

Brandin Cooks hauled in 4-of-7 targets for 60 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 15 win over the Steelers.

Cooks started the game out with a bang, getting open for a 43-yard gain on the opening drive to set up a touchdown. The receiver got into the end zone himself from four-yards out in the third quarter, but he mostly took a back seat to a rampaging Rob Gronkowski in the second half. Still, 60 yards and a score is a quality outing considering Cooks' stat lines the previous two games. The big-play threat will remain on the WR1 borderline next week against Buffalo.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 08:13:00 PM

Brandin Cooks caught 1-of-7 targets for 38 yards in the Patriots' Week 14 loss to the Dolphins.

Cooks had a horrible game and was shut down by CB Xavien Howard. Howard intercepted two passes intended for Cooks and had multiple key pass break-ups. Cooks struggles to run crisp routes at times and it was put on display tonight. He didn't catch a pass until late in the game on a corner route against zone coverage. He has a plus matchup against Pittsburgh in Week 15 and should be started despite this week's dud.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 01:47:00 AM

Brandin Cooks caught 2-of-3 targets for 17 yards in the Patriots' Week 13 win over the Bills.

Although Cooks added a five-yard rush, it was by far his quietest game in a Patriots uniform. He entered Week 13 having gone at least 6/70 in three straight games. The volume simply wasn't there as the Pats went run- and Gronk heavy. Cooks should bounce back in a big way against the Dolphins' nonexistent defense in Week 14.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 05:01:00 PM

Brandin Cooks caught 6-of-7 targets for 83 yards and a touchdown and rushed once for 11 yards in the Patriots' Week 12 win over the Dolphins.

Everyone got into the action in New England's blowout win. Cooks was among them, getting wide open for intermediate gains and taking a forward shovel pass from Tom Brady into the end zone from close in for his score. Cooks has been a monster with Chris Hogan (shoulder) on the shelf. There have been no indications Hogan will remain for Week 13 against Buffalo.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 04:55:00 PM

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QB1Jared Goff
2Sean Mannion
3Brandon Allen
4Luis Perez
RB1Todd Gurley
2Malcolm Brown
3John Kelly
4Justin Davis
5Nick Holley
GLB1Todd Gurley
2Malcolm Brown
3RB1Todd Gurley
2Malcolm Brown
WR11Brandin Cooks
2Josh Reynolds
3Pharoh Cooper
4JoJo Natson
5KhaDarel Hodge
WR21Robert Woods
2Cooper Kupp
3Mike Thomas
4Fred Brown
5Steven Mitchell Jr.
WR31Cooper Kupp
TE1Tyler Higbee
2Gerald Everett
3Johnny Mundt
4Henry Krieger-Coble
5Temarrick Hemingway
LT1Andrew Whitworth
2Darrell Williams
3Joseph Noteboom
LG1Rodger Saffold
2Austin Blythe
3Jeremiah Kolone
C1John Sullivan
2Aaron Neary
3Brian Allen
RG1Jamon Brown
2Jamil Demby
3Jake Eldrenkamp
RT1Rob Havenstein
2Cornelius Lucas
K1Greg Zuerlein
2Sam Ficken