Rams acquire WR Cooks from Patriots

The Los Angeles Rams acquired receiver Brandin Cooks from the New England Patriots on Tuesday, according to ESPN.

Los Angeles is sending a first-round choice (No. 23 overall) and a sixth-round pick to the Patriots. New England is giving a fourth-round choice to the Rams.

Cooks caught 65 passes for 1,082 yards and seven touchdowns last season in his lone campaign with the Patriots. He spent his first three seasons with the New Orleans Saints.

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Overall, Cooks has 280 receptions for 3,943 yards and 27 touchdowns in four NFL seasons.

The transaction also means it is unlikely that the Rams remain in the sweepstakes to acquire Odell Beckham Jr. from the New York Giants.

New England now possesses two first-round picks (23 and 31) and two second-round picks (34, 63) in the 2018 draft. The 34th overall selection came in the trade in which quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was sent to the San Francisco 49ers.

Los Angeles won't pick until the third round with the 87th overall selection.

--Field Level Media

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