Amari Cooper should be avoided by Houston Texans for one big reason

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Houston should steer clear with Amari Cooper most likely hitting the free-agent market.

Adam Schefter reported on Friday morning that the Dallas Cowboys are most likely to release star wide receiver, Amari Cooper. Dallas sent a first-round pick to the then Oakland (Las Vegas) Raiders. That pick was Jonathan Abram, so the Cowboys definitely won that trade.

With such a considerable amount of guaranteed money due to Cooper on March 20th, it has been reported that Dallas will try to trade Cooper before that happens. Cooper has nearly 4,000 yards receiving and 27 touchdowns in his four years with the Cowboys.

That 27 touchdowns also is his age. At 27 years old, Cooper has a lot of prime years left. That’s all very impressive. However, the Texans should stay away for one big reason.

Amari Cooper is way too expensive for the Houston Texans

The Texans already have enough cap problems with Deshaun Watson’s contract on the roster. Depending on if they want to extend Brandin Cooks, they could also have even more cap issues to work through.

With Cooks having one year left on his own deal and Cooper having a history of wanting to be the workhorse wide receiver, it wouldn’t be a good mix. Only Cooks knows how he would feel if he wasn’t the true WR1. Cooper needs to go to a place that’s willing to pay him the money and have him be the guy.

Houston is going into a rebuild, and getting players who will make an impact and help improve the team is critical. The chances of Cooper coming four hours south and playing for one of the worst teams in the league is farfetched compared to his chances to go to a contender.

This isn’t without noting that Cooper is and has been one of the best in the league for the last few years, but Houston isn’t where Cooper is headed.

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