As one former Saints player was traded back to New Orleans, another voiced his strong displeasure about the move.
Shortly after news broke that the Saints had pulled off a trade with the Texans for Mark Ingram, wide receiver Brandin Cooks shared his less-than-cryptic reaction on Twitter.
"This is bullshit," Cooks posted. "Such a joke."
The message was a bit open to interpretation, but it's likely referencing the Texans' decision to send a productive playmaker out of town amid a season that's been marred by questions about quarterback Deshaun Watson. Cooks is one of the few viable playmakers remaining on a Houston roster that's been decimated with high-profile trades the last few seasons, including WR Deandre Hopkins to the Cardinals and cornerback Bradley Roby to the Saints earlier this season.
Star defensive end JJ Watt also departed the Texans and signed with the Cardinals before the 2021 season.