HOUSTON — The Houston Texans, who made headlines with the departure of quarterback Deshawn Watson in March, have lost more than a dozen premier athletes since the 2019 campaign ended.
Losing top talent had become a consistent pattern for Texans. But in the offseason, veteran wide receiver Brandin Cooks lifted the curse.
“I believe in everything Nick Caserio is doing,” Cooks said after Friday’s training camp practice.I want to be a part of it and coach Lovie [Smith]”
Instead of adding his name to the carousel of wide receivers that took place in the spring, Cooks signed a two-year contract extension to ensure his long-term commitment to the Texans.
Prior to his extension, the Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers and New York Jets reached out to the Texans to ask about Cook. yahoo sports.
It was interesting that Cooks extended his Houston career.
The Texans have moved on since the franchise acquired his talent in a trade with the Los Angeles Rams in March 2020. And since his arrival, Cooks has seen the Texans win just eight of a possible 33 games. not.
But with three seasons ahead of him, Cooks believes the franchise is “up to something.” That’s an important reason behind his optimism heading into the year.
Cooks helped coordinate the team’s cohesive trip to Oregon a week before training camp began. Teammates in attendance joined Cooks at his AirBnB on the lake, where he researched the new offensive playbook. Other team bonding activities included paddleboarding and swimming.
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Cooks is a model of consistency and has been Houston’s only reliable pass catcher over the past two seasons. He tallied 2,187 yards on 171 catches and 12 touchdowns for the Texans.
But in 2022, given the growth of second-year prospect Nico Collins, Cooks will help shoulder the burden of Houston’s wide receiver corps.
The Texans enter the season with modest expectations. But Cooks believes the Texan justifies his decision to remain in Houston by the end of the 2022 campaign.
“The biggest expectation is a team that comes together and comes to work every day and does the little things right,” he said. I’m not going to predict, but it’s a team that sticks together.”
At the end of his first season in Houston, Cooks was so desperate for stability that he vowed not to accept any trades.
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