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Brandin Cooks is on the trading block

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is he that much of a headache?!

 

maybe they'll sign kenny stills.

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Did I just read that they will take a 1st round pick?  That seems way to high for a WR. 

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1 hour ago, NAUgrad said:

Did I just read that they will take a 1st round pick?  That seems way to high for a WR. 

wasn't he originally a 1st round pick who has put up two 1000+ yard seasons?

a 1st by itself is too low, but NOS has shown a willingness to get bent over on trades... like my dynasty league-mates

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yeah, he was pick #20 in the first in 2014 and put up 1100+ yards the last two seasons. I guess they don't like him and don't want to pay him cuz rumor is they'd take a 2nd?!?!?!?!...

 

Sirius XM NFL's Alex Marvez reports it would "probably" only take a second-round pick to acquire Brandin Cooks from the Saints.

The Eagles hold the No. 42 overall pick in the second round, while the Titans don't currently own a second-rounder but do have a pair of third-rounders at Nos. 83 and 100. If neither team is willing to move their first-round picks, the Eagles would appear to be the heavy favorite to acquire Cooks, who will also be needing a massive contract extension next year at this time. There's too much smoke for there not to be fire. Expect Cooks to be dealt in the coming days.
Related: Titans, Eagles
 
Mar 3 - 9:27 AM

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Cooks disappeared a lot last season. ;) 

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After going to the media last year about not getting enough looks i'm sure he pissed off enough of the staff and put a target on his back.  With the emergence of Thomas and the fact that Brees already spreads the ball enough as is, he's probably not worth the headache and/or contract extension

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3 hours ago, LordOpie said:

yeah, he was pick #20 in the first in 2014 and put up 1100+ yards the last two seasons. I guess they don't like him and don't want to pay him cuz rumor is they'd take a 2nd?!?!?!?!...

 

Sirius XM NFL's Alex Marvez reports it would "probably" only take a second-round pick to acquire Brandin Cooks from the Saints.

The Eagles hold the No. 42 overall pick in the second round, while the Titans don't currently own a second-rounder but do have a pair of third-rounders at Nos. 83 and 100. If neither team is willing to move their first-round picks, the Eagles would appear to be the heavy favorite to acquire Cooks, who will also be needing a massive contract extension next year at this time. There's too much smoke for there not to be fire. Expect Cooks to be dealt in the coming days.
Related: Titans, Eagles
 
Mar 3 - 9:27 AM

That's not a rumor, it's a guess by Alex Marvez. The rumor is that they're asking a first, which I could see them wanting. They spent a first to get him, he's done enough to warrant a first, so that kinda makes sense. And from the Saints perspective, why not put him out there if he's not happy? Thomas is definitely a #1 WR and Cooks' role could be replaced either via FA or in the draft. Cooks is an amazing talent, but IMO he's underutilized in the offense because a lot of the time they just need him to stretch the defense. That's why he disappears for some games.

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Yeah I hear what you're saying.  And I also think he could be a great receiver in the right system.  I still struggle with them getting a 1st round pick out of a trade.  Obviously they are trading him for a reason which means baggage.  I could see a mid 2nd but a 1st seems high to me.  Certainly a few teams need WR's but not for a 1st round pick.

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no one will give a first....pipe dream much?

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4 hours ago, boltnlava said:

no one will give a first....pipe dream much?

I agree and that's probably why that is what they're asking.

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Heard the Patriots offered their #1 for Cooks and were turned down.  Looks like the Saints want a mid first round pick for Cooks  

 

As a Cooks dynasty owner, I am nervous about this.  I hope he does not wind up somewhere awful and falls off the fantasy map.  I was glad he id not go to New England - too many mouths there and he would have no consistency.

 

Seattle would be great.  So would Carolina.

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On 3/5/2017 at 0:28 PM, Wpob said:

Heard the Patriots offered their #1 for Cooks and were turned down.  Looks like the Saints want a mid first round pick for Cooks  

 

As a Cooks dynasty owner, I am nervous about this.  I hope he does not wind up somewhere awful and falls off the fantasy map.  I was glad he id not go to New England - too many mouths there and he would have no consistency.

 

Seattle would be great.  So would Carolina.

 

I'm curious why you'd think Seattle would be a good landing spot.  Baldwin has emerged as a legit threat, Graham has risen up a bit, Lockett is now a weapon... :thinking:

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3 hours ago, darin3 said:

 

I'm curious why you'd think Seattle would be a good landing spot.  Baldwin has emerged as a legit threat, Graham has risen up a bit, Lockett is now a weapon... :thinking:

 

 

I'm still not sold on Lockett.  He was supposed to have his breakout year last year and people overpaid way too much only to get burned.  Seattle doesn't have a great passing game and I don't think it can feed another mouth outside of Baldwin and Graham.  I'll gladly eat crow if i'm wrong!

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the surprise in SEA will be Paul Richardson. He was hurt, now he's not, he's going to be all that Golden Tate couldn't.

 

:)

 

I confess, it's part homer after watching him play here at CU.

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12 hours ago, darin3 said:

 

I'm curious why you'd think Seattle would be a good landing spot.  Baldwin has emerged as a legit threat, Graham has risen up a bit, Lockett is now a weapon... :thinking:

 

I am not sold on Lockett and Richardson can not stay healthy.  Baldwin is good, but he only had three games over 100 yards and if you take away his 3 TD game against the Patriots, he only had 4 TDs.  He had 6 games with less than 50 yards.  He had 7 games with 5 catches or less.  Now, I don't watch a lot Seahawks games so I am not sure if coverage was rolled to him or not, so I will defer to a Seahawks fan on that. 

 

To me, Seattle needs that extra weapon.  I feel Cooks could fit that bill.

 

My preference is Carolina.  If Ted Ginn can get 10 TDs in a season from Cam, Cooks could do much better as he can actually catch the ball!!

 

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And the rich get richer.

 

 

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Don't think this was a good deal for the Saints on the surface, but he just wasn't the greatest fit and likely would have walked anyway once his contract was up.

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I agree cooks disappeared a lot - I was in dire straits down the playoff run and he put up a goose egg against me in a huge saints win last year

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