Houston Texans add WR Brandin Cooks, 2 others to reserve/COVID-19 list; now 18 total

HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans added three players to the reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday, bring their total to 18 players.

The latest additions are wide receiver Brandin Cooks, kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn and linebacker Eric Wilson. Two of the 18 players are on the practice squad.

The team already had been operating under the league's COVID protocols because of the high number of positive tests.

Cooks is the Texans' top receiver with 80 catches for 945 yards and five touchdowns. The veteran wide receiver has accounted for nearly 30% of the targets from rookie quarterback Davis Mills.

Fairbairn is 14-of-17 on field goal attempts this season, including 7-for-7 from within 40 yards. He has made his past three attempts from 50 or more yards.

Wilson is the lone unvaccinated player on the roster, according to Texans coach David Culley.