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09/21/14 - WR Brandin Cooks caught eight passes for 74 yards, and the key reception was a 19-yarder on third-and-7 to the Minnesota 18, setting up WR Marques Colston's clinching TD. Cooks was targeted several times on bubble screens and made a few errors by turning back into pursuit, but it is clear QB Drew Brees is making the rookie one of his prime targets.
09/07/14 - WR Brandin Cooks, the Saints' first-round draft pick, had a big first game with seven catches for 77 yards and a touchdown. He was targeted one other time, but Falcons nickel back Robert McClain got inside position for an interception in the end zone. "I'd rather have zero catches and a W," Cooks said.
08/29/14 - WR Brandin Cooks played in the preseason finale after missing the third exhibition game because of a stomach bug and high fever.
08/25/14 - WR Brandin Cooks participated in Monday's practice after missing some time and Saturday night's preseason game with an illness.
06/12/14 - After seeing first-round draft pick Brandin Cooks for only a short period of time in mid-May for a rookie minicamp, the Saints will get the former Oregon State wide receiver for good next week when they wind up their offseason program.
While Cooks wasn't allowed to take part in the Saints' organized team activities or full-squad minicamp because Oregon State classes were still in session, Payton said his prized rookie was busy keeping abreast of what the team was doing.
Cooks stayed on track to be ready for training camp by working online with offensive coaches each night for about 90 minutes.
"What we're allowed to do is basically in the evenings we have kind of an online time where we go through practice tape and go through the installation," Payton said Thursday. "He was here through the rookie camp and he was able to take the book back with him and work through page by page."
Cooks will travel to New Orleans this weekend and Payton said he should be able to adjust quickly with three OTAs remaining next week.