Update: Texans WR Officially Out For Week 9

He won't play Thursday night.

Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks will not play in Week 9's matchup versus the Philadelphia Eagles. 

While Cooks is tending to a wrist issue that landed him on the injury report last week, it's the receiver's frustration about not being dealt to a contending team at the trade deadline that will be holding him out of Thursday night's matchup. 
With Cooks sitting Thursday night and Nico Collins also being ruled out, Chris Moore, Phillip Dorsett, and Tyron Johnson will lead the Texans' severely shorthanded receiving corps.

If the Texans were to cut Cooks, that would leave about $26.6 million in dead cap in 2023 and $8.1 million in 2024, but it would give the team around $16 million more in cap space for the 2024 season. It's definitely a situation to monitor.
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