Former New Orleans Saints receiver Brandin Cooks is now a New England Patriot.

Now that he's made the full transition as part of a blockbuster trade that sent the Saints the No. 32 pick and the No. 103 pick for Cooks and the No. 118 pick in April's draft, Cooks found time to say goodbye.

The former first-round pick posted a statement on his Instagram Tuesday morning. 

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