In a possible trade deadline deal, the Patriots are linked to a former receiver.

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In a possible trade deadline deal, the Patriots are linked to a former receiver.

At the trade deadline, the New England Patriots could be interested in acquiring one of their former receivers.

Brandin Cooks of the Houston Texans, according to NESN’s Zack Cox, would be a “natural acquisition” for the Patriots. Cooks led all New England wide receivers in receiving yards and touchdowns with 65 grabs for 1,082 yards and seven touchdowns during the 2017 season.

In a possible deal for Cooks, Cox suggests third-year receiver N’Keal Harry and a mid-round draft pick.

“Jakobi Meyers, Agholor, and Kendrick Bourne are a decent top three,” Cox added, “even though Agholor has underperformed his contract so far.” “With four touchdown catches in the last four games, tight end Hunter Henry has emerged as a legitimate pass-game weapon, while the disappointing Jonnu Smith was in the midst of his most productive game to season Sunday before a shoulder injury sidelined him.”

“However, if the Patriots are looking for an upgrade and Caserio, a New England alum, is prepared to deal Cooks for a reasonable price — perhaps, a mid-round selection and Harry? — Cooks would be a smart addition,” Cox writes.

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Cooks may be happy to return to the Patriots.

The Texans will almost certainly be in sell-now mode as the trade deadline approaches on Nov. 2. After winning the season opener, the club is now 1-6 and the season is swiftly spinning out of hand. Houston has the worst point differential in the league at -106.

In fact, the Texans traded starting running back Mark Ingram to the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday, October 27 – much to Cooks’ chagrin.

Following the deal, Cooks tweeted, “This is b*******.” “What a farce.”

It’s no secret that wide receiver is one of the positions on offense where the Patriots could use an upgrade. With the acquisitions of Kendrick Bourne and Nelson Agholor in the offseason, New England attempted to upgrade at the position.

However, the aforementioned duo has only 41 receptions for 625 yards and four touchdowns this season, which isn’t exactly impressive.

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