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Jared Cook | Tight End | #87

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 254
College: South Carolina
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 3 (89) / TEN
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Jared Cook is no longer listed on the Raiders' Week 3 injury report.
Cook was "limited" early in the week by a shoulder injury, but he'll be out there against the Redskins. Washington was creamed by tight ends in Weeks 1-2. Sep 22 - 3:54 PM

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Jared Cook (shoulder) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

The Raiders are managing their 30-year-old tight end's reps. Cook will be a borderline TE1 for a gorgeous Sunday night matchup with the Redskins.
Sep 21 - 7:10 PM

Jared Cook (shoulder) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Cook looked healthy in Week 2, snaring four-of-six targets for 25 yards in a blowout win over the Jets. This could simply be a case of the Raiders managing his practice reps. Regardless, he should be ready to roll for Sunday Night Football against the Redskins.
Sep 20 - 7:20 PM

Jared Cook caught 4-of-6 targets for 25 yards against the Jets in Week 2.

He was in a great spot against a secondary that doesn't defend tight ends very well, but he couldn't put up a big play. Cook hasn't exactly been a reliable guy over his career and he's been about as advertised with this game and the 56-yard Week 1. He's more of a mid-level TE2 in most matchups, including Week 3 against the Redskins.
Sep 17 - 7:26 PM

Jared Cook caught 5-of-5 targets for 56 yards in the Raiders' Week 1 win over the Titans.

It was a solid Raiders debut for Cook, who more than once ran completely free. He's going to get some easy looks with Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree commanding so much defensive attention. Of course, Cooper and Crabtree will also get the lion's share of the Raiders' red zone targets, along with Seth Roberts. It's hard to see Cook rising above mid-range TE2 status.
Sep 10 - 5:36 PM

Jared Cook caught 2-of-2 targets for 18 yards in the Raiders' third preseason game.

He is entrenched as the Raiders' starting tight end after signing a two-year, $10.6 million offseason deal. Cook is a perennial fantasy underachiever, but his mere field presence elevates an offense and adds a new dimension to the Raiders' passing attack as an athletic seam stretcher. Cook is best viewed as a high-variance best-ball fantasy pick and potential in-season streamer.
Aug 26 - 10:49 PM

The San Francisco Chronicle's Vic Tafur reports Derek Carr has been targeting Jared Cook "often" during camp.

Oakland targeted their tight ends on just 14 percent of their attempts last season, the third-lowest rate in the league. "We haven’t really gotten our tight-end position going as much as I’d like," coach Jack Del Rio said. "I think you’re going to see a team that can utilize the tight-end position more in their offensive plan and attack." Carr also is happy with the new addition, saying Cook's speed gives the team more versatility. Going into his ninth season, fantasy players have learned Cook's preseason hype never matches his regular season performance, but he at least offers some intrigue as a late-round flier in best ball formats.
Aug 10 - 12:16 PM

Raiders agreed to terms with TE Jared Cook, formerly of the Packers, on a two-year contract.

It's worth "up to" $12.2 million. ESPN's Josina Anderson reports it's "effectively a one-year deal." Cook reportedly turned down a big offer from the Packers, but has landed on his feet in Oakland, where he should have a meaningful pass-catching role. Cook's career has been marked by disappointment, but he was a key weapon for the Packers last season, making plays down the field/up the seam. He's an upgrade on Clive Walford, who busted hard as a sophomore. Cook turns 30 next month. He'll begin 2017 as an upside TE2 for fantasy purposes.
Mar 16 - 5:13 PM

Free agent Jared Cook is expected to meet with the Raiders.

That's assuming he escapes Minnesota without a contract. Oakland would be a better landing spot both from a fantasy and "real life" perspective. There aren't any Kyle Rudolph-sized roadblocks with the Silver and Black, and the quarterback play is infinitely better.
Mar 14 - 6:51 PM

Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports free agent Jared Cook is scheduled to visit the Vikings.

That is assuming he leaves his visit with the Seahawks without a contract. Both teams already have No. 1 tight ends locked in, but both also like to use multiple-TE sets. Still, neither is likely to break the bank for a secondary option.
Mar 14 - 12:58 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports free agent Jared Cook is scheduled to visit the Seahawks.

It is an interesting link for a team set to pay Jimmy Graham $10 million, but Graham is in the final year of his deal while Luke Willson is a free agent. Still, Seattle would seem to be better served by finding more of a combo tight end to play behind Graham. Cook has also been linked to the Lions and Bills.
Mar 13 - 7:58 PM

ESPN's Jason Wilde reports the Packers offered free agent Jared Cook more than they paid Martellus Bennett.

Bennett signed for three years and $21 million on Friday. If true, it's astounding Cook didn't take the offer. It was either hardball gone wrong or a compete overestimation of what Cook can get on the open market. It's not entirely surprising a player as mistake prone as Cook dropped the ball like this. He has no shot at beating Bennett's offer elsewhere.
Mar 10 - 10:00 PM

Free agent TE Jared Cook does not expect to re-sign with the Packers.

NFL Network's Mike Garofolo calls Cook's odds of returning to Green Bay "completely nil." There's clearly a gulf in talks. Cook has been linked to the Bears, Lions and Bills, but has yet to line up a visit. If his market never develops, it's still possible Cook ends up back in Green Bay. He was a favorite of Aaron Rodgers.
Mar 10 - 5:54 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Packers have "broken off" talks with free agent Jared Cook.

Packers GM Ted Thompson is being as stingy as usual. The Bears and Lions have emerged as Cook's top suitors, and he could visit them within the next few days. Despite underachieving throughout his career, Cook carved out a nice role as a pass-catcher last year, particularly in the playoffs when he exploded for 229 yards in three games. The former third-round pick turns 30 next month.
Mar 10 - 9:39 AM

The Bears are showing interest in free agent Jared Cook.

He's also being pursued by the Bills and Lions. The link to Chicago is obvious as Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains worked alongside Cook for four years in Tennessee. Cook would be a smart insurance policy for aging tight end Zach Miller, who is coming off a significant foot injury.
Mar 9 - 2:34 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Derek Carr
2E.J. Manuel
3Connor Cook
RB1Marshawn Lynch
2DeAndre Washington
3Jalen Richard
GLB1Marshawn Lynch
2Jamize Olawale
3RB1DeAndre Washington
2Jalen Richard
FB1Jamize Olawale
WR11Amari Cooper
2Cordarrelle Patterson
3Johnny Holton
WR21Michael Crabtree
2Seth Roberts
WR31Seth Roberts
TE1Jared Cook
2Lee Smith
3Clive Walford
LT1Donald Penn
2Jylan Ware
LG1Kelechi Osemele
2Denver Kirkland
C1Rodney Hudson
2Jon Feliciano
RG1Gabe Jackson
2Vadal Alexander
RT1Marshall Newhouse
2David Sharpe
K1Sebastian Janikowski
2Giorgio Tavecchio