Cooks caught two of six targets for 53 yards during Sunday's 23-20 victory over Denver.
The six targets are the fewest Cooks has seen in any full game he's played this season, though his mere availability for Sunday's contest was a blessing considering the receiver exited Week 6 with a concussion. Furthermore, the entire Rams passing game was out of sync on a cold and snowy day in Denver, which likely played a role in Cooks' low production. Weather conditions should be much different when the Rams stay in state to take on the 49ers in Week 7, when Cooks will look to bounce back against a San Francisco defense that has surrendered 12 passing touchdowns through its first five games in 2018.
This was merely a formality after Cooks cleared the concussion protocol Saturday. Working with Cooper Kupp (concussion) and Robert Woods, the trio will seek to stave off temperatures in the low-20s F and snow against a Broncos defense that has allowed 12.6 yards per catch and six touchdowns to wide receivers this season.
Cooks officially cleared concussion protocol and is set for Sunday's matchup with the Broncos.
Cooks logged a full workload at Friday's practice, so this news is relatively unsurprising. Assuming he stays symptom-free and avoids any setbacks, he and quarterback Jared Goff are set to go up against a mid-tier Broncos' pass defense, while it's worth mentioning that snow is in the forecast for Denver on Sunday.
Cooks is poised to clear the concussion protocol in advance of Sunday's game in Denver, Rich Hammond of The Orange County Register reports.
Cooks' practice reps this week were directly correlated with his standing in the concussion protocol. After a full showing Friday, he's on the brink of gaining clearance to play. The only thing standing in his way is an evaluation with an independent neurologist Saturday. As long as he's symptom-free Sunday, he'll be available to Jared Goff against the Broncos' mid-tier pass defense (256.2 yards allowed per game).
Cooks (concussion) practiced in full Friday and doesn't have a designation for Sunday's contest at Denver, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.
Players can be listed as full practice participants on injury reports and not actually be cleared from the concussion protocol, so Cooks' status will be monitored in advance of Sunday's 4:05 PM ET kickoff. As evidence, coach Sean McVay expects Cooks and Cooper Kupp (concussion) to be cleared by an independent neurologist Saturday, per Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com. Assuming Cooks gets over this final hurdle, he'll take on a Broncos defense that has conceded 7.8 YPT and six touchdowns to wideouts in five games this season.
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|9||11/4/18||@ NO||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 12|
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|2017||New England Patriots||16||15||65||1082||16.6||64||7||18||7||42|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||6||6||28||505||18.0||57||1||10||3||21|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||10||7||7||73||10.4||28||1||1||4|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||16||12||8||18||2.3||11||0||0||2|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||16||12||6||30||5.0||11||0||0||1|
|2017||New England Patriots||16||15||9||40||4.4||13||0||0||2|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||6||6||2||16||8.0||10||0||0||1|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||10||1||12||12.0||12||0||0|
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|2015||New Orleans Saints||16||2||0||12||6.0||6||0||0|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||16||1||0||2||2.0||2||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||16||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||6||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||10||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||16||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2017||New England Patriots||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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