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Josh McDaniels

Pats WR Cooks Blocking Out Hype Of Facing Former Saints Team

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Brandin Cooks arrived in New England excited to join what was already a stacked stable of receivers for Tom Brady to throw to.

A week into the regular season, that group looks vastly different than it did entering the preseason.

Julian Edelman is out for the year with a knee injury. Malcolm Mitchell is on injured reserve with his own knee issue. Danny Amendola suffered a concussion and knee injury in the Patriots' Week 1 loss to Kansas City.

Suddenly, what was supposed to be one of the Patriots' most dependable units is showing cracks. It has shined a spotlight on Cooks as he prepares for a road matchup with the Saints team that traded him this...

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