Brandin Cooks
WR HOU (6)
Fri 9/25/20 3:08 PM

Cooks (quadriceps) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's contest at Pittsburgh.
EDGE Analysis
Cooks has been hampered by a quad injury each of the first three weeks of the season, only to be available for game days. In the Texans' first two contests, he posted a combined seven catches (on 13 targets) for 115 yards. That said, when he logged 90 percent of the snaps on offense this past weekend against the Ravens, Cooks put up a healthy 5-95-0 line on eight targets. He'll aim to have similar success this weekend against a Steelers defense that has given up 13.7 YPC to wide receivers in 2020.

Brandin Cooks
WR HOU (6)
Thu 9/24/20 4:19 PM6 Comments

Cooks (quadriceps) was a Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com in Thursday's practice.
EDGE Analysis
Limited work in practice has become the norm for Cooks, who is still trying to shake off the quad injury that's bothered him since training camp. The quad issue hasn't stopped Cooks from playing both of the Texans' games to date, and he took an encouraging step forward Week 2 by playing 90 percent of the offensive snaps and finishing with five receptions for 95 yards on eight targets in Houston's loss to Baltimore. Assuming his limitations in practice are precautionary rather than indicative of a setback, Cooks should again be cleared to start and handle a heavy snap load Sunday in Pittsburgh.

Brandin Cooks
WR HOU (6)
Wed 9/23/20 4:03 PM

Cooks (quadriceps) was limited in Wednesday's practice.
EDGE Analysis
This quadriceps injury has limited Cooks in practice all season, but he was out there come game day in each of Houston's first two contests. There's little reason to expect anything different this week, so look for Houston's leading Week 2 receiver (95 yards) to be out there Sunday against the Steelers, barring any new developments in practice this week.

Brandin Cooks
WR HOU (6)
Sun 9/20/20 9:38 PM

Cooks caught five of eight targets for 95 yards in Sunday's 33-16 loss to the Ravens in Week 2.
EDGE Analysis
One of the bright spots of Houston's second consecutive loss was seeing quarterback Deshaun Watson and Cooks establish a rhythm. Cooks had just two catches for 20 yards in Week 1 when the receiver dealt with a quadriceps injury. He became the top man at wide receiver for a stretch Sunday when Will Fuller left with a hamstring injury. Fuller eventually returned but notably did not have a target. Cooks and Watson will seek to continue o build their rapport Week 3 on the road against the Steelers, who have a 78.9 defensive quarterback rating.

Brandin Cooks
WR HOU (6)
Sun 9/20/20 3:05 PM

Cooks (quadriceps) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
EDGE Analysis
The speedy wideout played through his quad injury back on Sept. 10 in the Texans' Week 1 loss to the Chiefs. In the process, Cooks was on the field for 31 out of the Texans' 59 snaps on offense, en route to catching two of his five targets for 20 yards. With his injury having had some extra time to mend, Cooks seems likely to see more snaps in Week 2, albeit while up against a Baltimore defense that was dominant in last weekend's 38-6 win over Cleveland.

Brandin Cooks
WR HOU (6)
Sun 9/20/20 12:16 AM

Cooks (quadriceps) is expected to play Sunday against Baltimore, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
EDGE Analysis
The 26-year-old received the questionable tag after practicing as a limited participant all week, and he should be suited up for Sunday's contest. Cooks played through the quad injury in the season opener and caught two of five targets for 20 yards while playing about half of Houston's offensive snaps, but he appears to be in better shape entering Week 2.

Brandin Cooks
WR HOU (6)
Fri 9/18/20 4:41 PM

Cooks (quadriceps) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
EDGE Analysis
For the second week in a row, Cooks appeared on the Texans' injury report, but he got in far more work, putting in limited sessions Wednesday through Friday. With a similar designation for Week 2, he seems to have a better chance to suit up after opening the season with two catches (on five targets) for 20 yards versus the Chiefs. Assuming he's active this weekend, Cooks likely will slot in as Houston's No. 3 wide receiver behind Will Fuller and Randall Cobb and ahead of Kenny Stills and DeAndre Carter.

Brandin Cooks
WR HOU (6)
Thu 9/17/20 4:29 PM

Cooks (quadriceps) remained limited at practice Thursday, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Cooks played through his quad injury in Week 1's loss to the Chiefs back on Sept. 10, and with no reported setbacks since then, we'd expect the fleet wideout to suit up Sunday against the Ravens. It is possible, however, that Cooks approaches the contest officially listed as questionable.

Brandin Cooks
WR HOU (6)
Wed 9/16/20 5:20 PM

Cooks (quadriceps) logged a limited practice Wednesday.
EDGE Analysis
Cooks headed into this past Thursday's season opener against the Chiefs listed as questionable, but he suited up and started, en route to catching two of his five targets for 20 yards, while seeing action on 31 of Houston's snaps on offense. With some added recovery time since then and a practice (albeit limited) to start his preparation for Sunday's game against the Ravens, it looks like Cooks will be able to give it a go again in Week 2 against a Baltimore defense that was dominant in Week 1's 38-6 win over Cleveland.

Brandin Cooks
WR HOU (6)
Mon 9/14/20 1:17 PM

Cooks (quadriceps) is participating in Monday's practice, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
EDGE Analysis
Cooks continues to nurse the quad injury that's hindered him since training camp. The 26-year-old managed to play through the issue during Week 1's loss to the Chiefs, but he looked less than 100 percent and was held to just two catches for 20 yards on five targets. Cooks will work to ramp up his practice activity leading up to Sunday's tilt against the Ravens.