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Report: Brandin Cooks is growing frustrated with Saints’ offense

LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 15: Wide receiver Brandin Cooks #10 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates a second quarter touchdown during a game against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on November 15, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

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The Saints’ offense scored seven touchdowns in Sunday’s win over the Rams, so surely everyone must be feeling good, right?


Saints receiver Brandin Cooks, who did not have a pass thrown his way on Sunday, is apparently getting upset with his role. Mike Triplett of ESPN reports that Cooks has felt a growing frustration with his usage in the offense, thinking that he ought to be the primary option.

Cooks posted a cryptic social media message this week saying, “I guess I have to turn into a businessman,” perhaps implying that if the Saints aren’t going to use him the way he thinks he should be used, he’s going to save his body for when he can hit free agency and go to a team that values his services.

Still, it’s not like Cooks is being ignored in the passing game: He’s second on the team in catches (51), yards (736) and touchdowns (six). Until Sunday, Cooks had been getting plenty of balls thrown his way, and as long as he doesn’t let his frustration get the best of him, he’s sure to continue getting plenty of balls thrown his way.