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Patriots news: Brandin Cooks reveals Bill Belichick was first to tell him he was traded

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Apparently, Bill Belichick isn’t just a five-time Super Bowl winning head coach. He is also a messenger of good news.  At least that’s what he is to New England Patriots wideout, Brandin Cooks.

Speaking to Deion Sanders of NFL Gameday, Cooks revealed that the very first person to inform him in the offseason that he was traded by the New Orleans Saints to the Patriots was Belichick. Not his agent, not his former head coach Sean Payton, nor any of his teammates. Belichick beat them all to the punch in relaying arguably the biggest news of Cooks’ football career so far to the wide receiver.

When the Patriots traded for Cooks, they were expecting someone who would make the team’s offense a lot more dangerous. Tom Brady isn’t getting any younger and adding topnotch weapons to the unit was among New England’s top priorities.

With how he’s been playing so far, Cooks looks extremely worth it that the Patriots gave up three draft picks to pry him away from New Orleans. He was a bit underwhelming in the first two games of the season, but he finally exploded in Week 3, catching five passes for 131 receiving yards and two touchdowns in a 36-33 win over the Houston Texans.

Cooks isn’t the only one playing well downfield for the Patriots, but he’s an integral part of the New England’s passing offense that currently leads the league with 340.0 yards per contest.