Per NFL report by Ian Rapoport, it looks like Brandin Cooks will make his Houston Texans debut.
Following Houston Texans wide receiver pregame workout with athletic trainers and medical personnel, wide receiver Brandin Cooks is going to be listed as active against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season at Arrowhead Stadium.
Cooks was traded from the Los Angeles Rams to the Houston Texans this offseason for a second-round pick, so he’s ready to overcome his current quad injury and play for the Texans against the reigning Super Bowl champion, Chiefs.
Having Cooks on the roster will be very interesting to say the least for the Texans because their group of wide receivers have not played in a game together yet in the preseason or offseason, so going into this game against the favored Chiefs is going to be a tough task. Having Brandin Cooks on the field though will help Houston and make things a bit tougher for the Kansas City defense too.
Cooks is entering his seventh season in the NFL, and last season (2019) with the Rams, the speedy wide receiver Cooks totaled 42 receptions for 583 yards with two touchdowns and a best reception of 57 yards. Brandin Cooks also only played in 14 games last season, so who knows what he would have accomplished if he would have played in all 16 regular-season games.
The duo of Deshaun Watson to Brandin Cooks will be very interesting to watch progress not only throughout Week 1 in the Thursday Night season opener, but the entire season. Cooks will force teams to cover him closer, while Texans teammates Will Fuller and Kenny Stills and Randall Cobb will also use their vast speed to try to keep the opposing defense off a step or two, making the Houston offense a potential sleeper this season.
Texans at Chiefs Injury Report: Dylan Cole OUT vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Seeing Dylan Cole listed as inactive hurts the Houston Texans, plus the Texans are keeping pace with last season by not activating Keke Coutee at wide receiver either. Also inactive are third-year player Cornell Armstrong (CB) and rookies Jonathan Greenard (OLB) and Charlie Heck (OT).
The Houston Texans roster is set, Brandin Cooks is active and it is time to kick off the 2020 season.