The Texans traded for Brandin Cooks after trading DeAndre Hopkins. While Hopkins received a mega contract extension from the Cardinals on Tuesday, the Texans learned they made need a backup plan for Cooks for their season opener.
Two days before their game against the Chiefs, the Texans report Cooks did not practice. It raises a question about Cooks’ availability for Thursday.
Cooks, who has a quadriceps injury, was limited in Monday’s practice.
The only other player not to practice for the Texans, defensive end J.J. Watt, was not injury related.