Giants a possible destination for WR Brandin Cooks: report

Brandin Cooks stiff arming Raiders white jersey
Brandin Cooks stiff arming Raiders white jersey

As the Giants move forward from the Kadarius Toney trade, they still have to fill the void at wide receiver.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Houston Texans are open to trading veteran wide receiver Brandin Cooks and are listening to inquiries.

Schefter’s sources say that potential destinations for Cooks include the Giants, Los Angeles Rams and Minnesota Vikings.

Cooks (wrist) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans, but he was a full participant in Friday’s practice.

The 29-year-old has 28 receptions for 281 yards and a touchdown this season. In his nine-year career, Cooks has more than 8000 yards receiving and 47 touchdowns.

Cooks is owed $18 million fully guaranteed next year, which has given some teams pause on acquiring the wideout, per Schefter.

With Toney gone, and Kenny Golladay and Sterling Shepard out with injuries the Giants have relied on Darius Slayton, rookie Wan’Dale Robinson and first-year Giant Richie James -- who leads the team in receiving yards -- as the team’s receiving corps.

The NFL Trade Deadline is set for 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Nov. 1.