Report: WR Brandin Cooks stripped of team captain status by Texans

HOUSTON — Captain no more.

Rapoport reports that Cooks was allowed to regroup and clear his mind after the team failed to trade him at the deadline.

Cooks also caused a stir on Sunday during the first quarter of the game against the New York Giants after he ran to the locker room. He returned to the sideline minutes later.

Cooks has had four or more receptions in six of his seven games this season. He had seven receptions for 68 yards in his previous game against the Giants in 2016.

His best game of the season game Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts as he hauled in seven catches for 82 yards. He also had seven catches in Week 4 against the Los Angeles Charges, finishing with 57 yards and a touchdown.

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