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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Saints WR Brandin Cooks is the object of trade talks with the Titans and Eagles identified as two interested suitors, per league sources.</p>&mdash; Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) <a href="https://twitter.com/mortreport/status/837322121105784833">March 2, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Meh. They'd better be coming with an offer of a starter and an early round pick if they want to be taken seriously.
 

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Cooks is our speed guy so hopefully we have someone to replace him. Keep Snead and find a suitable replacement and I am ok with this.
 

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Maybe Cooks to Tenn and swap first rounders as part of the deal?

Would allow us to draft a pass rusher at that spot. Love Cooks, but with Thomas the clear number-1 of the future and pass rushers getting $$$ through the roof, it could make sense value wise.
 

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Honestly I think it would take a high first rounder or a first and a player/mid round pick to pry him away. Dynamic and still incredibly young with room to grow.
 

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Time for Thomas to become a true number 1.

This is the result of Cook's complaining about number of looks he gets IMHO.
 

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So far I've been okay with all our moves.

Letting Fairley hit FA? Sure.
Cutting Byrd? Yep. A good move.

But trading away a young 1000 yard reciever? Nope. It would have to be good compensation.

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I think trading Cooks is a bad idea. But maybe they are trying to move up to 5 to draft Fournette. You either pick Fournette or figure out how to stop him twice a year with the Panthers. No one wants to talk about it but this would open up Ingram to the trade market to add pieces to the defense. Im not a fan of this, at all. Maybe they are trying to send a message to Cooks to think about the team first. Who knows.
 

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In general, you don't trade away talented young players.

The only thing that we don't know is if the team might see him as an attitude problem down the line.

I think that the whole "he was complaining when he didn't get enough targets" thing last year was silly. But, maybe it's a symptom of something deeper.

If he's traded, that's what I'm telling myself.
 

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Cooks is our speed guy so hopefully we have someone to replace him. Keep Snead and find a suitable replacement and I am ok with this.
Kenny Stills is available...


I would love to keep Cooks for a while, but this is a player who I would be willing to let go when time of the second contract arrives. He will command a big salary and I rather pay Michael Thomas then him.

At least we will get a 3rd round for him as a compensatory pick. If we can get a first for him this year, I will be more then happy to let him go.

There is a great group of receivers available on this year's draft.
 

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If you constantly have players being traded or cut over "something deeper," that's a coaching issue at this point. Other teams don't do that.

It's no longer a good excuse to me.
 

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Love Cooks but he's a speed fly route only WR. Could be replaced later in draft.
 

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I think trading Cooks is a bad idea. But maybe they are trying to move up to 5 to draft Fournette. You either pick Fournette or figure out how to stop him twice a year with the Panthers. No one wants to talk about it but this would open up Ingram to the trade market to add pieces to the defense. Im not a fan of this, at all. Maybe they are trying to send a message to Cooks to think about the team first. Who knows.
Why on earth would we move up that high to pick a player don't need? We have so much other stuff we need.

You don't lose value and players and picks just to stop another team from drafting him.

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