The transaction also means it is unlikely the Rams remain in the sweepstakes to acquire Odell Beckham Jr. from the New York Giants. Los Angeles sent a second-round pick past year to the Bills for Watkins, who was a season away from free agency, then watched him sign a large contract last month with the Chiefs. The now-former Pats receiver apparently wasn't seen as a "true No. 1" in New England, and "wasn't a great fit" for their Brady-led offense.
Besides being one of the best receivers in the league, Cooks is also one of the most durable.
Cooks was second on the Patriots last season in receptions with 65 and receiving yards with 1,082.
The Patriots now own two first-round picks (theirs and the Rams'), two second-round picks (theirs and the San Francisco 49ers'), and a third-round pick.
The Rams would like to not have a repeat of this past offseason where they lost their top receiver who they had traded for the previous offseason.
With three 1,000-yard seasons in a four-year pro career that began with New Orleans, Cooks would likely be a coveted player after another big year, and the Patriots may not have been willing to pay a high price to keep him and may be looking to get maximum value now. The Patriots would have been happy to have him back in 2018, but this deal was obviously sparked, in part, by assessing the chances to retain him after his contract expired following this season.
The Patriots receiver depth chart now includes Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Kenny Britt and Malcolm Mitchell, with Rob Gronkowski at tight end. The last time the Patriots had two first-round picks in 2012, Belichick moved up to draft Chandler Jones and Dont'a Hightower, two players who helped transform their defense. Cooks is scheduled to earn $8.459 million in 2018 and the Patriots trading him Tuesday now frees up some salary cap space for them this season.
This whole saga reportedly took place last month, while Edelman was visiting former Patriots teammate Danny Amendola in Texas. The 14-year-old admitted that he left the threatening message, and officers found a pair of rifles in the home, per Belson.
With no raises for teachers in more than a decade, Oklahoma educators now have the lowest average pay of any state in the country. Teachers have asked Ducey for a 20 percent pay boost and regular annual raises, a demand he hasn't committed to.
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Jaish al-Islam would lay down its heavy weapons in exchange for government-provided water and electricity returning to the town. Its departure would be a key victory for President Bashar Assad's forces as they push for control of the region.
Astronomers pouring over old x-ray observations have found signs of a dozen black holes in the inner circle of the Milky Way. First, their mass tends to pull them to the centre. "Isolated, unmated black holes are just black-they don't do anything".
Oliver also said the Sinclair statement echoed "one of Trump's favorite talking points or more commonly screaming points". On Friday, the liberal website ThinkProgress released a video showing some samples of local stations airing the segments.
The front fascia of the Atlas Tanoak Concept is highlighted by LED headlights and strips that extend to the side of the truck. It's also 2030mm wide and 1844mm high, making it 45mm taller than the Atlas (mostly through a lift in its ground clearance).
Ogunbowale and Jackie Young led the way offensively for Notre Dame , scoring 27 and 32 points, respectively. The Irish chipped away until they took a brief lead with 2:21 left in the period. "There are no bad teams".
Mr Tusk added: "While our relationship is going through hard times, in areas where we do cooperate, we cooperate well". But Erdogan added: "We are going to remind them (Tusk and Juncker) once more that Turkey will not tolerate hypocrisy".
The risk of a U.S-China trade war is a regional concern, given the myriad supply chains and other ties across Asia. Micron Technology fell more than 6 percent after Citigroup downgraded the chipmaker, citing falling NAND prices.
Cardinals K 15 times in Opening Day loss to Mets
John Candelaria also had 10 strikeouts in 1983 and Francisco Liriano did it two years ago, both while pitching for the Pirates. A single from Yoenis Cespedes then made it 7-3, and Jay Bruce capped the inning with a single of his own to make it 8-3.
Chinese space station expected to fall to Earth this weekend
China disagrees with the ESA with its space agency predicting reentry between April 1 and April 2, either Sunday or Monday. China's defunct space lab, Tiangong-1, should fall to Earth over the weekend, according to a BBC News report on Friday.
Dow jumps 400 points as trade war fears cool
Technology shares were strong, with Apple advancing 4.8%, Intel 6.3%, Netflix and Adobe Systems both 6.5%. Japan's Nikkei, meanwhile, erased earlier losses of 1.3 per cent to end 0.7 per cent higher.
House passes massive $1.3 trillion spending bill
Were we ever going to get that? No. "Got $1.6 Billion to start Wall on Southern Border, rest will be forthcoming". Ryan stressed that the funding bill included many victories for the president, especially on military spending.
Virginia jobless rate dips to 3.5 percent
Health care continued to be the outlier, adding 1,000 jobs since February 2017 for a 2.7 percent increase. Over the year, every industry except information has gained at least 200 jobs and as much as 11,200.