NFL trade rumors: Sean Payton addresses Brandin Cooks scenario

News regarding Brandin Cooks’ final days in New Orleans spread like wildfire Thursday afternoon when ESPN first reported the wide receiver was being eyed by the Titans and Eagles.

Specifics made the trade rumors even more interesting. The Titans, who have the No. 5 and No. 18 picks in the upcoming draft, would reportedly give New Orleans the No. 18 pick for Cooks. Alternatively, Tennessee and New Orleans would swap first-round picks while Cooks also headed to the Titans.

The Eagles are mixed in there somewhere, too, causing more speculation that Cooks might be out the door on or after March 9.

Saints top cornerback Delvin Breaux was displeased with the rumors, tweeting his plea to keep the playmaker.

The Falcons squandered a 28-3 lead in what proved a 34-28 overtime loss to the Patriots. The Warriors held a 3-1 advantage on Cleveland in last year’s NBA finals before the Cavaliers rallied to win the series with three straight victories.

Asked what he gleaned from the conversation with Kerr, Quinn said, “Honestly, just knowing that when you come back, the lessons that you learned, let it motivate you again. Have a great training camp and offseason.”

Quinn should hope the Falcons responds in the same fashion as the Warriors. Golden State currently has an NBA-best record of 50-10.

To help players get focused on the upcoming season, Quinn has distributed a Cheap Qld State Of Origin Jerseys calendar that spells out all of the important offseason dates, like Cheap Red Wings Jerseys when the Falcons will begin their workout program.