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09/25/17 - WR Brandin Cooks began his day as one of the players getting booed by the Gillette crowd for being one of 16 players taking a knee during the national anthem. He ended it by being the hero, catching his fifth pass and second touchdown of the day (25 yards) -- and getting it done by keeping both feet inbounds with some nifty tightrope walking.
Cooks, talking about his taking a knee, said it was done to support his "brothers" and added, "A lot of people think we're disrespecting the flag and the military, but my father was a marine, my uncle was a marine, family fought in the Vietnam war -- I have the utmost respect for the men and women that fight for our freedom.
"So that's the first statement I want to make -- and quite frankly I feel (conflicted); I have no courage to do something like that and I feel the magnitude that they're fighting across the world for our freedom; so that's not the message we're sending. The message is we just want respect and unity and there's only so many ways you can do it."
05/25/17 - WR Brandin Cooks brings a new dimension to the Patriots receiving corps. He's a speedy, big-play target with a strong personality. That latter part was on display late in OTA practice when Cooks caught a TD pass and began to do his signature bow-and-arrow routine that has led to fines in the past. He started to reach for the arrow but then stopped.
"I didn't want to shoot it," the affable wideout said with a smirk. "Just having fun out there with the guys, competing every day. That's what it's all about."
Despite the NFL's recent announcement that it is relaxing its rules on scoring celebrations, Cooks isn't going to take any chances.
"No, I'm gonna be respectful," Cooks continued. "If it's a penalty, it's a penalty. I'm not going to do anything to hurt the team. I think it still will be (a penalty)."
Cooks says the action is actually Biblical in origin and not meant as a sign of violence.
"I've been doing it for three years now, and there was never a complaint about it. Now, all of a sudden, there is," Cooks said. "It's almost as if they try to take so much away from us, but for something like this, that means so much to someone that has nothing to do with violence, it's frustrating. I'll definitely continue to speak my opinion about it, and if they have a problem with it, so be it.
"It's for God," he added, "so if that's threatening, then I think we've got a problem."
03/10/17 - WR Brandin Cooks might be traded from the Saints to the Patriots for CB Malcolm Butler, according to multiple reports on Thursday.
Cooks caught 78 passes for 1,173 yards and eight touchdowns last season. It was his second straight 1,000-yard campaign as he caught 84 passes for 1,138 yards and nine scores in 2015.
03/05/17 - WR Brandin Cooks was the subject of a trade proposal by the New England Patriots, who reportedly offered their No. 32 overall pick in this year's NFL Draft to New Orleans, but the Saints rejected the deal. The Saints felt the trade package being offered wasn't enough for the 23-year-old Cooks, sources told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The proposal also included New Orleans sending a later-round pick to New England, according to the report.
01/03/17 - WR Brandin Cooks left Sunday's game in the fourth quarter with an undisclosed injury shortly after recovering an onside kick and did not return.