PatsFans.com
PatsFans.com
Search

New England Patriots > Patriots Blog

Patriots Trade For New Orleans WR Brandin Cooks, Give Up 1st Rd Pick

Steve Balestrieri
Steve Balestrieri on Twitter
5 years ago at 8:31 pm ET
Posted Under: Patriots Commentary

Patriots Trade For New Orleans WR Brandin Cooks, Give Up 1st Rd PickChuck Cook - USA TODAY Sports

The Patriots made another big trade on Friday evening. Diana Russini of ESPN has reported the Patriots have landed WR Brandin Cooks from the New Orleans Saints and the Saints 4th round draft pick #118 for the Patriots 1st round pick, #32 and the Patriots third rounder #103.

Cooks was the subject of an earlier trade rumor concerning Patriots CB Malcolm Butler. Butler wasn’t included in the deal and now one must wonder if the Pats have mended their fences with Butler or is there another trade coming?

The Saints selected Cooks with the 20th pick in the 1st round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Oregon State. In 2016 he caught 78 passes for 1173 yards (15.0-yard average) and eight touchdowns including a 98-yarder from Drew Brees.

Cooks 23, will join a Patriots offense that features Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman with James White, and Dion Lewis out of the backfield. Brady had a 124.4 QB throwing the deep ball in 2016 to Chris Hogan. With Cooks now working the outside, the Patriots offense just got a lot more dangerous.

Bill Belichick raved about Cooks two years ago during the preseason, and Cooks’ performance during joint practices last year in Gillette did nothing to change his mind. The first day of practices, he had his way with Butler, which the corner freely admitted afterward. Now, Cooks joins New England and is on the final year of his rookie deal although the Patriots hold a fifth-year option.

This free agency period has been crazy thus far with a number of moves the Patriots are making….what’s next?

Follow me on Twitter @SteveB7SFG or email me at [email protected]

Listen to our Patriots 4th and 2 podcasts on blog talk radio as the writers Russ Goldman, Derek Havens and I from PatsFans.com discuss the latest Patriots news Wednesdays at 12 noon.


How Was This Article?
Excellent
Excellent
Interesting
Interesting
Meh
Meh
Try Again
Try Again


Posted Under: Patriots Commentary
Tags: 2017 free agency 2017 NFL Free Agency Bill Belichick Brandin Cooks Chris Hogan Danny Amendola Julian Edelman New England Patriots NFL Patriots Patriots wide receivers Tom Brady


  • Comments are closed.

  • More News Headlines:

    Patriots News 06-26, David Andrews Steps Up, NE A 12-Win Team? 

    Patriots News 06-26, David Andrews Steps Up, NE A 12-Win Team? 

    By: Steve Balestrieri
    “I think they’re a 12-win team,” Ninkovich said on Greg Hill’s morning show. “Listen, six months ago I thought they were a nine-win team.
    14 hours ago
    Patriots Restructured David Andrews’ Deal to Get Draft Picks Signed

    Patriots Restructured David Andrews’ Deal to Get Draft Picks Signed

    By: Ian Logue
    With New England sitting with little cap room, something had to give in order for them to get their final three draft picks signed.
    2 days ago
    Patriots News 6/24: Daily Team Notebook and NFL Notes

    Patriots News 6/24: Daily Team Notebook and NFL Notes

    By: Ian Logue
    New England Patriots news for 6/24 along with NFL notes.
    2 days ago
    Patriots Get Draft Picks Strange, Thornton, and Zappe All Under Contract

    Patriots Get Draft Picks Strange, Thornton, and Zappe All Under Contract

    By: Ian Logue
    The Patriots tied up some loose ends after getting Cole Strange, Tyquan Thornton, and Bailey Zappe each under contract on Thursday.
    3 days ago
    Best Of Social Media: The Patriots Reveal Throwback Uniforms For 2022

    Best Of Social Media: The Patriots Reveal Throwback Uniforms For 2022

    By: Robert Alvarez
    The New England Patriots reveal their "Pat Patriot" classic red throwback uniforms for 2022 and social media reacts.
    3 days ago

  • Search For Links: - CLOSE
    For searches with multiple players
    add commas (Ex: "Bill Belichick, Devin McCourty")