Veteran NFL wide receiver Brandin Cooks requested to be traded by the Houston Texans before the trade deadline in November, but was not moved and was ultimately released. stripped of his captaincy for his public criticism.

Monday, just one day after Texans season ended Cooks again vented his frustrations, this time making it clear that he has no intention of being part of a rebuild.

Houston Texans number 13 wide receiver Brandin Cooks warms up before a game against the Los Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on October 23, 2022 in Las Vegas.
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Cooks, who signed a two-year contract extension with the Texans in April, said he has no intention of being a part of another rebuilding season, adding that he and his team will start the offseason with the goal of being «a part of something that he has a trust plan».

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«My mind is not there,» he said. «I don’t see it as part of a rebuild, whatever it looks like. That’s why I trust my camp and my representation so I can get a map from here to there and see what it looks like.» be part of something that has a trust plan».

He continued: «I’m not going into the offseason thinking I want to be a part of a rebuild.»

The 29-year-old wide receiver signed a two-year extension valued at $39.8 million with the Texans through the 2024 season, after which he will become an unrestricted free agent. In addition, $36 million of the agreement is guaranteed.

Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks, #13, yells towards Chicago Bears' Eddie Jackson, #4, and Nicholas Morrow, #53, during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, the 25th September 2022 in Chicago.

Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks, #13, yells towards Chicago Bears’ Eddie Jackson, #4, and Nicholas Morrow, #53, during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, the 25th September 2022 in Chicago.
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A potential trade with the Dallas Cowboys He reportedly failed at the time due to the $18 million owed to him for the 2023 season.

Cooks then took to social media to open up about her frustrations.

«Don’t take a man’s goodness for granted,» he said in a tweet at the time. «Covered by lies for too long, those days are over. I crossed the line by gambling with my career.»

Brandin Cooks, #13 of the Houston Texans, reacts after hauling a catch in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers at NRG Stadium on October 2, 2022 in Houston.

Brandin Cooks, #13 of the Houston Texans, reacts after hauling a catch in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers at NRG Stadium on October 2, 2022 in Houston.
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Cooks’ comments follow the Texans’ decision to fire head coach Lovie Smith after just one season in which he led Houston to a 3-13-1 record. General manager Nick Caserio will now be tasked with finding a third coach in just three years.

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