Friday update: Cooks was limited in practice throughout Week 2 and is listed as questionable for Sunday vs. the Texans.
Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks was a game-time decision last week, but did end up playing against the Chiefs on opening night despite a quadriceps issue. Cooks was limited to two receptions for 20 yards in that matchup. Now he’s back at practice, but has been officially limited in both Wednesday’s and Thursday’s practice, per Texans PR.
With the extra time off due to playing the Thursday night game, Cooks should be ready to go this week against the Ravens. The limited practices are somewhat concerning, but since he played last week and didn’t have any setbacks, common sense leads us to him playing this week.
The Texans face a tough Ravens defense this week, but getting Cooks back to near 100 percent health would be a big help. DeShaun Watson didn’t have the best game through the air in Week 1, throwing for 253 yards, one touchdown and one interception. The absence of DeAndre Hopkins lingers, especially when watching Watson have trouble finding open receivers. If Cooks can get going, the void that Hopkins left might not look as daunting.