Patriots news: Brandin Cooks wants to stay in New England for the rest of his NFL career
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Patriots’ Brandin Cooks wants to stay in New England for the rest of his NFL career

Brandin Cooks

After three solid seasons with the New Orleans Saints, wide receiver Brandin Cooks became a hot commodity in the NFL leading to the 24-year-old ultimately landing with the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.

In 10 games with the Patriots, Cooks has found where he’d like to spend the rest of his NFL career, via Cody Benjamin of CBS Sports.

“The goal is to play the rest of my career here,” Cooks told CBSSports.com. “That’s God willing. I don’t know what the future holds, but this is a special place.”

Despite a shaky start to the season in which the defending champs lost to the Kansas City Chiefs at Foxborough on opening night, the Patriots have been on a roll as of late winning their last six games and convincing many they may be back to form.

Cooks has played a role in the team’s success this season becoming one of Tom Brady’s favorite targets in the offense. The New England newcomer has 45 receptions on the season thus far for 745 yards and four touchdowns helping the team get to 8-2 heading into Week 12.

With Cooks and company firing on all cylinders, the Patriots will try to make it seven wins in a row in Week 12 as they’re set to face the division rival Miami Dolphins. New England will go head-to-head with the Dolphins for two of the next three weeks and will try to inch closer to clinching a first-round bye in the playoffs.