Brandin Cooks will return for the Houston Texans on Sunday, but he will do so with the team removing his captaincy heading into Week 10, per Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
“When Brandin Cooks puts his game jersey on again today, it will be missing something — the “C” near his right shoulder,” NFL Network reports.
“The Texans have revoked the veteran wide receiver’s captaincy in response to his public and private criticism of the team after they didn’t deal him at the trade deadline, sources said in recent days.”
The veteran receiver was disappointed he wasn’t traded ahead of last week’s deadline, which led to him sitting out in Week 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles due to personal reasons. He was hoping to be playing for a contender at this point in the season.
“For me personally, I just at the end of the day want to win and compete now,” Cooks said, per DJ Bien-Aime of ESPN. “That’s been my thought process.”
The 1-6-1 Texans, who are playing for nothing other than a high draft pick, are set to face the New York Giants on Sunday.
Cooks is off to a slow start this year as he has hauled in 32 catches for 354 yards and one score through seven games. His 50.6 yards per game are his second-worst in his career.
The 29-year-old has reached at least 1,000 yards in six seasons with four different teams.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.