Excels with rookie QB
Cooks secured nine of 11 targets for 112 yards and rushed once for five yards in the Texans' 24-9 loss to the Panthers on Thursday night.
The speedy veteran continued the fast start to his season, seemingly undeterred by the fact he was playing with a rookie quarterback making his first NFL start in Davis Mills. Cooks comfortably paced the Texans in receptions, receiving yardage and targets on a night when Mills turned to him often after the two had also connected for a two-yard touchdown in Week 2 against the Browns. Cooks now boasts 23 receptions for 322 yards and Sunday's touchdown grab over three games, and he should therefore be primed for plenty of work in a Week 4 road battle against the Bills on Sunday, Oct. 3.
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Mills completed 29 of 43 passes for 243 yards and two interceptions in Sunday's 31-3 loss to the Colts. He added five yards on two rushing attempts.
Burkhead (hip) is active Week 6 against the Colts.
Amendola (thigh) is inactive Week 6 against the Colts.
Collins (shoulder) was activated off injured reserve Saturday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.
Burkhead (hip/knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts.
Watson (not injury-related) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts.
Brown (shoulder) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Colts.
Amendola (thigh) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts.
Brown (shoulder) returned to practice Thursday.
Watson (not injury-related) didn't practice Wednesday.