Most of Brandin Cooks’ Twitter timeline is full of scripture or motivational quotes. He broke from that trend Wednesday evening when he tweeted at about 5 p.m.: “This is bullshit. Such a joke.”
It is probably not a coincidence that Cooks’ tweet came about 13 minutes after NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the Texans are trading running back Mark Ingram to the Saints.
This is bullshit. Such a joke
— Brandin Cooks (@brandincooks) October 27, 2021
Ingram is the Texans’ leading rusher. His 294 yards are more than half of the team’s total rushing yard this season. When Ingram signed a one-year contract with the Texans in the offseason, he said he knew the Texans had “good people on the team” and mentioned Cooks by name. Cooks and Ingram were teammates with the Saints for three seasons.
The Texans appear to be in full rebuild ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline. Last month, they traded starting cornerback Bradley Roby to the Saints fora 2022 third-round pick and a conditional sixth-round pick in 2023. Other veterans like tight end Jordan Akins and linebacker Zach Cunningham may also be up for grabs for the right draft pick. The Texans also are planning to trade Deshaun Watson before next year’s draft, if not by the trade deadline.
When the Texans traded for Cooks before the 2020 season, he was a guy thought to be all in on what the franchise is trying to do. However, in the year-plus that he’s been in Houston, the Texans are 5-18.
After Cooks was traded to Houston, he spoke glowingly of Texans’ executive vice president of football operations Jack Easterby, who has been the subject of much scorn from Texans fans. Cooks got to know Easterby when both were with the Patriots.
“I can’t say enough about a guy like Jack Easterby and what he’s meant to me and my life just in that one year that I got to know him while I was in New England,” Cooks said in April 2020 . “He’s a special human being not just for me, but for my family, and to be reunited is definitely a blessing. I look forward to it just because you talk about a guy that holds you accountable at a high standard. Those are the type of guys that you want to be able to work with and know that they’re going to hold you to that accountability every single day. Gosh, I love Jack and I look forward to being back with him.”
Texans safety Lonnie Johnson also tweeted about the Ingram trade , saying he knows Ingram is happy, “Free you!!”
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