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Rams WR Brandin Cooks ruled out for Week 10 vs. Steelers

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Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks has been ruled out of his team’s Week 10 matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a result of being in concussion protocol, according to Omar Ruiz of NFL Network.

Ruiz notes that Cooks was headed to Pittsburgh on Wednesday for a second meeting with concussion specialists.

Cooks suffered his second concussion of the year during his team’s Week 8 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. The Rams had a bye last week.

His first head injury came in Week 5 in Los Angeles’ loss to the Seattle Seahawks, but Cooks did not miss any time, as he was on the field during a Week 6 defeat at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers.

Given that Cooks has experienced a pair of concussions within a very short period of time, the Rams obviously want to be extra cautious i how they handle their wide out moving forward.

On the season, Cooks has logged 27 catches for 402 yards and a touchdown.

The 26-year-old arrived in LA in April 2018 after coming over in a trade with the New England Patriots. In 16 games last year, Cooks hauled in 80 receptions for 1,204 yards and five scores in what was arguably the best season of his NFL career.

Cooks, who played his collegiate football at Oregon State, was originally selected by the New Orleans Saints in the first round (20th pick overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

He spent the first three years of his career with the Saints, tallying a pair of 1,000-yard campaigns before being dealt to the Patriots.

The Rams are 5-3 on the season.