Latest On Brandin Cooks Trade Talks

The Saints are still in discussions with the Eagles, Titans, and Patriots regarding a potential Brandin Cooks deal, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. The Saints are looking for draft picks or a front seven player that can pressure opposing quarterbacks, Rapoport adds. Brandin Cooks (vertical)

Saints head coach Sean Payton has publicly denied that the team is shopping Cooks, but he did stress that the club is willing to listen to any offer on any player. In short, he wants rival clubs to know that he will not just give away the star wide receiver, but he can be had for the right price. Cooks offers more talent and potential than any wide receiver on this year’s open market and he’s under control at a very team friendly rate for the next two years, so the Patriots, Eagles, and Titans have not been warded off by the Saints’ demands.

The Titans are said to have a leg up on the Patriots and Eagles in the Cooks chase. The Patriots are said to be dangling their No. 32 overall pick in a package for Cooks, so that appears to be the floor for any return on the 23-year-old. However, the Titans are armed with the Nos. 5 and 18 overall picks, so they can pretty much top any offer in terms of draft compensation. The Eagles have the No. 14 overall selection and they could perhaps sweeten the pot with linebacker Mychal Kendricks.

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11 comments on “Latest On Brandin Cooks Trade Talks

  1. crazysull

    Saints would be smart to keep him unless they get a pick within the top 15. As much as I want him to go to the Pats I know it probably won’t Happen

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    • justinept

      Jimmy G to Cleveland for the 12 pick

      Then the 12 pick to New Orleans for Cooks

      Almost makes too much sense for the Pats

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      • browns

        Of course it makes sense for the Pats, but not the Browns. So, try something else

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  2. Brad Connelly

    If the draft wasn’t in Philly this year, they would probably swap 14 and Kendricks for Cooks and a later pick. Howie needs to make a splash this year, although I feel the Eagles should stand pat and take this year as it comes and save up for next year.

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    • rtr1redrockets

      Agreed

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  3. rtr1redrockets

    Agreed

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  4. Reggie Green

    As much as i like the idea of having Cooks in philly,id rather us keep and use the 14th pick.we need to get our cap situated,and adding a player on a rookie contract instead of a player we’ll have to pay big money to in 2 years wont help us out in the cause at all.

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  5. KYLE

    Paying cooks wouldn’t be a problem. He’s on his last year of his rookie deal so 1.9 mil, he has an option year which needs claimed by may, which is 7 million or so. And then you franchise tag him after year if need be, worst case scenario you have to, then that’s like 18 million a season so a grand total of 27-30 million total, 9 million a year basically to pay a really good receiver and while he’s only 23 years old. However, I firmly believe that if anyone thought the birds would be ready to compete in 1-3 years, they are insane. You got wentz, your keeping Cox and Ertz and Big lane long term, don’t take the bait Howie, just sign Bennie, and unsign fat tard beau allen and just draft and build and repeat.

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  6. bts76

    3 way deal
    Browns send #12 to NE
    NE sends Garropollo to CLE
    NE sends #12 to NO
    NO sends Cooks to NE

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    • browns

      Nope, try again

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  7. bears

    the bears need to go after Brandon cooks

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