Brandin Cooks out for game after big hit

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Patriots wide receiver Brandin Cooks needed help getting off the field in the second quarter after a big hit from Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins.

Cooks caught a pass from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and reversed field while looking for running room when Jenkins drilled him with a big and legal hit. Cooks remained down with trainers on the field attending to him for a few minutes before being helped off the field.

Cooks then went to the locker room and will presumably be evaluated for a concussion.

Cooks was also on the receiving end of a big hit on the previous Patriots drive. He tried to hurdle Jenkins’ safety partner Rodney McLeod on a third down end around and wound up being slammed to the turf short of the first. Stephen Gostkowski missed a 26-yard field goal one play later.

UPDATE 6:26 p.m. ET: The Patriots announced Cooks will not return to the game.

29 responses to “Brandin Cooks out for game after big hit

  1. Excellent strategy the last two games, take out the Pats receivers with helmet to helmet hits.

  2. itsfootballfolks says:
    February 4, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    Excellent strategy the last two games, take out the Pats receivers with helmet to helmet hits.

    And start the excuses. Didn’t go for his head. Didn’t leave his feet. It’s not his problem that Cooks isn’t aware of his surroundings. But MJ will make sure he does now.

  3. itsfootballfolks says:
    February 4, 2018 at 7:28 pm
    Excellent strategy the last two games, take out the Pats receivers with helmet to helmet hits.

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    He was a runner at that point Homer.

  4. 12brichandfamous says:
    February 4, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    How is that not unnecessary roughness? Juju did the same to Burfict and got penalized. No cocnsistency in protecting health and safety.

    Because Burfict wasn’t a ball carrier. Wasn’t a runner.

    But I’m sure you’ll think of another excuse

  5. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    February 4, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Time for the Patriots to return the favor.

    If you actually had someone that could hit. Not happening, I’d say

  6. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    February 4, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Time for the Patriots to return the favor.

    Return the favor for what, exactly? Because your guy just didn’t see it coming? Does Jenkins have to ask for permission to knock your boy back to Rhode Island? Please

  7. askeddie11 says:
    February 4, 2018 at 7:51 pm
    Don’t worry the pats just got their phantom hold call as usual.
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    Phantom? He was on top of the receiver the entire route.

    Pats aren’t executing, simple as that. Hope it does not cost them the game.

  8. Helmet to helmet hits are not legal on any play. Once again the NFL fails to I their ability to reduce these intentional hits by allowing this without automatic ejection.

  9. Hey Patriot fans, I see a lot of crying already, let me give you my Terrible Towel to help you soak up those tears 🙂

  10. atlantablewa28to3lead says:
    February 4, 2018 at 8:33 pm
    Closed mouths don’t get fed…but open mouths eventually get shut.

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    Awe poor baby

  11. Head shots must be outlawed. Knowing what we now know about holes in the brain from head shots, if the NFL doesn’t stop these cheap head shots the game is done.

  12. That was clearly a cheap shot to the head. Not only should that have been a penalty, Jenkins should have been thrown out of the game for targeting. They do that at the college level. The NFL will die off quickly if they don’t take helmet to helmet cheap shots to the head like that more seriously

  13. NFL has made a big deal about how they are doing everything possible to reduce concussions and head injuries. So no penalty at all on this play just makes the NFL look like a bunch of hypocrites.

  14. If you can’t beat them straight up, why not knock out their wide receiver, with a bush league helmet to helmet cheap shot?
    The fact that Jenkins came away unpenalized, and the announcers yapped on & on about the hit being legal, was the first clue I got that the script was in. But it would not be ending the way that I thought.

    Apparently Brady and the current coaching staff, would not be riding off into the sunset, with yet another Super Bowl victory, under their belt.

    These things happen, when you get on the wrong side of Roger Goodell.

  15. Crown of the helmet to side of the head.
    No penalty.
    No chastisement from the announcers.
    Disgraceful.
    Despicable.
    Hypocritical.
    What a way to protect your players NFL!

  16. solo681 says:
    February 4, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    Helmet to helmet hits are not legal on any play. Once again the NFL fails to I their ability to reduce these intentional hits by allowing this without automatic ejection.
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    Not true. RB’s lower then head to plow through the line all the time and hit defenders in the head. On this hit, the WR was now a runner. And he wasn’t defenseless.

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