Brandin Cooks downplaying his return to New Orleans

Brandin Cooks downplaying his return to New Orleans

New England Patriots wide receiver Brandin Cooks will make his return to New Orleans this Sunday for a crucial Week 2 matchup after the Pats dropped their home opener in lousy fashion to the Chiefs.

But Cooks isn’t letting this upcoming moment turn into something about him and him alone. It’s a game just like every other game.

Although it’s sure to be a storyline of the game, he can only take it in stride.

“We ended on a great note. I love him. He did me well when I was there. There’s no bad blood at all,” Cooks said of Saints skipper Sean Payton, per ESPN.

“I loved every bit of playing there. They gave me an opportunity, first team coming into the NFL. You have to respect that, and respect the owners, [general manager] Mickey [Loomis], Sean for believing in me, and there’s a lot of great memories made.”