Brandin Cooks is not a happy man today.  

There was plenty of trade speculation swirling ahead of the NFL trade deadline involving Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks, and his absence from practice on Tuesday made it look like a deal might be imminent, but nothing came together before Tuesday afternoon’s deadline.

A tweet from Cooks that was posted as the deadline passed suggests that Cooks was not happy to find out he’ll be staying in Houston.

“Don’t take a man’s kindness for granted. Covered for the lies for too long those days are done. Crossed the line with playing with my career,” Cooks wrote.

He also liked some tweets that were very teling:

Cooks has a fully guaranteed salary of $18 million for the 2023 season. That was seen as a significant hurdle to overcome in any trade talks and having that money coming his way doesn’t appear to make Cooks very happy, as he would like to be on playoff team.  

Cooks is having a tough season in 2022, racking up just 32 receptions for 354 yards and one touchdown through seven games. Entering the year, he had put together six 1,000-yard campaigns through his first eight seasons in the NFL.

Only a matter of time before he gets the hell out of Houston. 

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