As expected, Texans huge receiver Brandin Cooks will now no longer match up for tonight`s Thursday Night Football matchup towards the Philadelphia Eagles.

The veteran byskip catcher overlooked exercise this week for "non-public reasons" after the Texans did not alternate him earlier than Tuesday's deadline.

As indicated through a public Twitter message in advance this week, Cooks desired out of Houston and was hoping to be traded to a playoff contender.

Cooks become one of the maximum hotly-mentioned names in this year's alternate market, however the Texans in the end did not get a deal done.

The veteran huge receiver is in reality sad together along with his present day situation.

Cooks, a six-time 1,000-backyard huge receiver, isn't always being applied to his complete capacity on this year's

Texans offense. Through seven video games this year, he has simply 354 yards and one touchdown.

With Cooks sitting out and Nico Collins formally out with a groin injury,

Davis Mills and the Texans' passing assault may have pretty a chunk of floor to make up this evening. Phillip Dorsett,

Chris Moore and Tyron Johnson may be compelled to step up as the subsequent wideout options.Tonight's recreation will kickoff at 8:15 p.m. ET in Houston.