Houston will obtain Cooks and a future fourth-round pick in exchange for sending a second-round pick to the Rams, Rapoport reported.
Originally a first-round selection by the Saints in 2014, Cooks will now have been traded three times for two first-round picks and a second-round choice after stints with New Orleans, the Patriots and Rams. When the Saints drafted Cooks, it was consequently via a pick obtained via trade with the Cardinals.
Cooks posted 42 catches for 583 yards and two scores in 2019 -- largely the least productive season of his six-year career.
Still, the 26-year-old should be a solid addition to a Texans team that looks to have a well-rounded offense. Trading away Hopkins -- one of the game's elite -- will likely always be a head-scratcher, but now quarterback Deshaun Watson has wide receivers Cooks, Will Fuller, Randall Cobb and Kenny Stills along with tight end Darren Fells and running backs David Johnson and Duke Johnson.