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Random Ramsdom 3/4: LA Rams add Cooks to the kitchen

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Another week, another blockbuster trade orchestrated by GM Les Snead.

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Rams acquire Brandin Cooks in trade with Patriots | NFL.com

NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo has reported that the Los Angeles Rams have acquired receiver Brandin Cooks and a fourth-round pick in a trade with the New England Patriots, The Rams then send their first-round pick (23rd) and a sixth-round pick to the Patriots. Whoa, Les Snead ain’t messing around.

In case you didn’t believe the Rams were all-in | Sports Illustrated

This is a great insight into the whole idea that the Rams have a three-year window where they still have affordable rookie contracts with their star players like QB Jared Goff and RB Todd Gurley II. And it also highlights the notion that Cooks may very well be a one-year rental if doesn’t perform.

Why the Brandin Cooks trade makes sense for both teams | SB Nation

Could Brandin Cooks be headed to two Super Bowls in consecutive years with two different teams? The man has talent, that’s for sure. TST has been talking about what Cooks brings to the Rams as well. It’s also interesting to note that Cooks is only 24. This is a young man’s league, no doubt about that.

Brandin Cooks gives Rams missing piece on offense | ESPN

It’s not a big news story involving the Los Angeles Rams if Alden Gonzalez doesn’t copy and paste some stats together to make it all make sense. Actually, I really like Alden’s stuff. This is a good read. Check it out.

Instant reaction and analysis to Cooks trade | LA Sports Hub

They think Cooks is going to be a better fit on the Rams than Sammy Watkins was. Read all about it, guys.

Rams acquire potential No. 1 receiver in Brandin Cooks | OC Register

Rich Hammond gives his take on the significance of this trade for the Los Angeles Rams.

Rams give up first-round pick and a sixth for Cooks and a fourth | LA Times

Cooks caught 65 passes for 1,082 yards and seven touchdowns in 2017. He is scheduled to earn about $8.5 million this season in the final year of his rookie contract.

LA Rams pull off another shocker, trade for WR Brandin Cooks | Field Gulls

Seattle Seahawks fans are watching the Rams offseason with quite a bit of concern. They see what’s happening. They get it.

Does Cooks deal slam the door on Beckham deal? | Pro Football Talk

Go ahead and skip this if you only care about news concerning the Rams directly, but this is an interesting suggestion that the fallout of this Cooks trade could affect the New York Giants’ chances of trading their star wideout, Odell Beckham Jr.

Reminder: Aaron Donald is NFL’s best non-QB | Rams official site

Always good to bring up, in case you forget, because Aaron Donald trains with knives. He is not to be overlooked.