Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks will be active for tonight’s NFL season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Cooks has been dealing with a quad issue and was listed as a game-time decision heading into today. However, after testing himself in pregame warm-ups, he’s been given the green light.
This will be Cooks’ first game as a member of the Texans. He was acquired via offseason trade with the Los Angeles Rams, where he played the last two seasons.
Considering the Texans’ seemingly ill-fated decision to trade DeAndre Hopkins, they are counting on Cooks playing a major role this season.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 10, 2020
We’re not sure if that major role will come tonight though. While the seven-year pro is active, ESPN injury analyst Stephania Bell warns that his impact may be limited.
Texans WR Brandin Cooks is ACTIVE tonight…but it came down to pregame warmups. I wouldn’t rely on huge production.
— Stephania Bell (@Stephania_ESPN) September 10, 2020
Cooks is coming off a 42-catch, 583-yard, two touchdown season for the Rams in 2019. Prior to that, he recorded four straight seasons of at least 1,000 receiving yards.
The Chiefs and Texans will kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET tonight on NBC.
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