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Cooks was outstanding Sunday, as he tied for the team-lead in targets while setting a new career-high in yardage, thanks largely to a 98-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter. Cooks has improved from year to year throughout his career and could be in for a big year with both Willie Snead and rookie Michael Thomas also drawing the attention of opposing defenses. Week 2 will bring with it a favorable matchup against the Giants.
Cooks posted one reception for 37 yards in Week 1 of the preseason. He sat out the next week, as head coach Sean Payton was looking to get other receivers some work with quarterback Drew Brees. Week 3 is typically the biggest dress rehearsal for the regular season, so Cooks could see a relatively decent amount of time on the field.
Joining Cooks on the sideline is Willie Snead, which indicates that head coach Sean Payton wants quarterback Drew Brees to work with some of the less experienced hands in the receiving corps. As a result, expect Brandon Coleman and Michael Thomas to serve as the starting WR tandem Saturday.
Cooks (undisclosed) hauled in his only target for a 37-yard gain in Thursday's preseason opener against the Patriots.
Cooks missed some practice time with an undisclosed injury last week, but it's apparently no long a concern. His reception came on Drew Brees' only pass attempt of the night, as the Saints didn't ask much of their veterans in the preseason opener. Cooks will reprise his role as the No. 1 wideout in a high-powered offense, but he does have a bit more competition for targets, following the offseason additions of TE Coby Fleener and rookie second-rounder Michael Thomas.
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