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Brandin Cooks "on the upswing" heading into Week 2

Houston Texans
15 Sep 2020, 19:02 GMT+10

Deepi Sidhu

Brandin Cooks' health is improving and should see more practice time this week, according to head coach and general manager Bill O'Brien.

Although he was a gametime decision, the seven-year veteran made his Houston Texans debut on Thursday night in the season opener at Kansas City.

"Definitely feel better about where we are from that standpoint of where he was injury-wise and again, I think it's something we'll monitor throughout the week," O'Brien said Monday. "But I feel like he's on the upswing. He'll be able to practice more and things like that."

The Texans new speedy wideout, who was listed as questionable with a quadriceps issue, hauled in two passes for 20 yards in the 34-20 loss. Even without preseason games, Cooks said he felt confident about his chemistry with the offense. As the team got to work on Monday for their Week 2 opponent, the Baltimore Ravens, Cooks feels the biggest area of improvement needs to be in the details.

"I feel good," Cooks said. "I think there is a lot to build on. I think at the end of the day when you come back to it and you look at the film, in this league it's all about the little details. Those are the things that we just got to get back to this week. I think that's what we're doing. We started off today having a great day and we've just got to continue to build on it."

Houston will host its home opener on Sunday without fans at NRG Stadium. Kickoff against the Ravens is set for 3:25 p.m. CT on CBS and SportsRadio 610.

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