The Houston Texans and extensive receiver Brandin Cooks are embroiled in an ongoing saga after the crew didn't discover a change accomplice earlier than Tuesday`s deadline.

Cooks has neglected multiple days of exercise and could now no longer play in tonight's recreation towards the Philadelphia Eagles. According to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio,

the veteran byskip catcher will be in hazard of dropping lots of cash if he maintains to live away.

Florio has reportedly acquired a replica of Cooks' present day contract, which incorporates a guaranteed $18.five million for 2023.

That earnings turns into null and void if Cooks "defaults" at the parameters of the deal. "A default happens if (amongst different matters) the player,

without 'previous written consent' of instruct Lovie Smith or G.M. Nick Caserio, 'fails to exercise with or play for Club' for motives aside from a football-associated damage or illness," Florio wrote.

"If, because it appears, Cooks has looked at this week because of the truth that he wasn`t traded, the Texans ought to wipe his 2023 assure off the books — after which reduce him."

Several groups reportedly inquired approximately Cooks earlier than the NFL change deadline,

and the Dallas Cowboys have been seemingly near pulling the cause on a deal for him.

Instead, he stays in Houston--for now. We'll see if the Texans can easy matters over with Cooks, or if an eventual launch will happen.