Cooks practices Friday, listed as Probable-- Fri Dec 11 2:15 pm --
Did he really have a concussion?
Saints WR Brandin Cooks probable after being cleared through concussion protocol. Sean Payton described it is mostly precaution ... Saints Sean Payton said Cooks felt some dizziness, showed concussion symptoms during Wednesday's practice so they put him through testing.(Mike Triplett on Twitter)
FF Today's Take:Cooks owners can breathe a sigh of relief. It appears the Saints No.1 wideout will be available this week although make sure to check the Inactives on Sunday to be sure. It's likely he never had a concussion.
Cooks misses practice Thursday with concussion-- Thu Dec 10 5:40 pm --
Injury likely suffered in Wednesday practice
The New Orleans Saints might be heading into Tampa with a beaten and battered offense.
WR Brandin Cooks, who leads the Saints in all main receiving categories, missed practice Thursday due to a concussion, a new injury for the receiver. In addition, LT Terron Armstead (knee), RG Jahri Evans (ankle) and RT Zach Strief (shoulder) all missed practice due to injury.(The Advocate)
FF Today's Take:The blog makes no mention of Willie Snead, who missed last week with a calf injury, or Mark Ingram, who was placed on IR on Wednesday. Cooks has virtually no shot at playing against the Bucs this weekend after suffering a mid-week concussion, meaning Ben Watson and Snead (if he can play) candidates for 10-plus targets. Especially after the loss of Ingram and (in all likelihood) Cooks, Tampa Bay is looking like a solid streaming D/ST option this week.