REPORT: Saints Reject Patriots’ Offer of a 1st Round Pick For Brandin Cooks

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It appears as though the New England Patriots are in the market for a wide receiver, and the latest one to be linked to the defending Super Bowl champs is New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks.

According to reports, the Saints recently rejected a trade offer from the Pats, which included New England’s first-round pick (32nd overall) for Cooks.  The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport has also pointed out that the Patriots were asking for a pick in return from the Saints.

In his first three seasons in the league, the 23-year-old wideout has 215 receptions for 2,861 yards and 20 touchdowns. In 2016, he recorded 78 catches for 1,173 yards and 8 touchdowns.

He’s heading into the final year of a four-year contract he signed as a rookie after being drafted by the Saints with the 20th overall pick in 2014.

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