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Jared Cook | Tight End

Team: St. Louis Rams
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 254
College: South Carolina
Contract: view contract details

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Jared Cook hauled in four of six targets for 58 yards in the Rams' Week 12 loss to the Bengals.
Cook committed an embarrassing drop in the first quarter but redeemed himself later on the same drive with a 16-yard catch in tight coverage. He also had a nice block on Tavon Austin’s five-yard touchdown run. Cook hasn’t scored a touchdown all season and is barely on the TE2 radar at this point. Nov 29 - 5:43 PM

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Jared Cook caught 4-of-6 targets for 31 yards in the Rams' Week 11 loss to the Ravens.

The targets were a team-high on a day Case Keenum completed just 12 passes for 136 yards. Continue to ignore Cook in 14- and 16-team leagues.
Nov 22 - 5:11 PM

Jared Cook caught 1-of-3 targets for 10 yards in the Rams' Week 9 loss to the Vikings.

Cook has become a distant No. 3 or 4 option in an anemic Rams' passing attack.
Nov 8 - 5:34 PM

Jared Cook caught 2-of-3 targets for 57 yards in the Rams' Week 8 win over the 49ers.

Cook actually did something to help the Rams on Sunday, turning an intermediate catch into a 49-yard gain and setting up a short Tavon Austin touchdown in the second quarter. Cook has taken a backseat to Austin for pass-game targets, however, and is barely on the TE2 map.
Nov 1 - 6:30 PM

Jared Cook caught 2-of-4 targets for 19 yards in the Rams' Week 7 win over the Browns.

As has become the norm with Cook, he continues to do more harm than good. After catching a 17-yard pass to get the Rams in the red zone, Cook fumbled at the end of the play at the 16-yard line and the Browns recovered. It's time for the Rams to bench or trade the most overpaid player in the league. On a team that needs to avoid mistakes, Cook seems to make many. He's a barely-there TE2 who's not worth considering at all in 12- and 14-team leagues.
Oct 25 - 5:25 PM

Rams coach Jeff Fisher acknowledges trade interest in TE Jared Cook, but says there are no plans to deal him.

That's all good and well, but Fisher isn't exactly known for being truthful, and the Rams would have nothing to gain by admitting they're willing to trade their starting tight end. A deal is extremely unlikely. Cook is grossly overpaid, and the Rams, inconsistent as they are, aren't out of the playoff hunt. With so few weapons on offense, they probably won't be subtracting players.
Oct 20 - 7:41 PM

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports teams are interested in trading for Jared Cook.

Cook still has two years left on his contract but all his guaranteed money has already been paid, so a team could feasibly move on from him this offseason without taking a cap hit. Rams No. 2 tight end Lance Kendricks is under contract through 2018. A seventh-year veteran, Cook has reeled in just 15-of-27 targets this year for 169 yards and no touchdowns.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 18 - 10:12 AM

Jared Cook caught 1-of-6 targets for eight yards in the Rams' Week 5 loss to the Packers.

Brutally inefficient days are nothing new for Cook, though today had more to do with Nick Foles having no time more than anything else. Cook did help his cause by drawing a long DPI. Cook will be a TE2 against the Browns in Week 7.
Oct 11 - 5:22 PM

Jared Cook caught 3-of-6 targets for 22 yards in the Rams' Week 4 win over the Cardinals.

Cook dropped a short pass and wasn't able to hang onto what could have been an 11-yard touchdown. Tyrann Mathieu made a good play on the ball, but Cook has shown time and again to have a weak pair of mitts. He's a bottom-barrel TE2 with limited upside. Cook is on pace to catch just 56 balls for 644 scoreless yards. He's off the redraft map next week in Green Bay.
Oct 4 - 8:32 PM

Jared Cook caught 1-of-3 targets for seven yards in St. Louis' Week 3 loss to the Steelers.

One of Cook's missed connections was a late drop. A perennial tease, Cook's mediocre 2013-14 seasons mean more than his decent Weeks 1 and 2. He'll rarely be a top-18 option at tight end, though in theory he should have a better day in Week 4 against the Cardinals' leaky tight end defense.
Sep 27 - 6:20 PM

Jared Cook caught 5-of-7 targets for 47 yards in the Rams' Week 2 loss to the Redskins.

Cook led the Rams in targets, but probably did more harm than good on Sunday. He muffed a couple passes and none of his pickups really meant much to the offense. His big gain of 14 yards was right before halftime as time ran out on the clock. Cook will continue to be a favorite middle-of-the-field target for Nick Foles, but he's about as inconsistent as any tight end. Cook at least gets a nice on-paper matchup with the Steelers' leaky tight-end defense in Week 3.
Sep 20 - 5:07 PM

Jared Cook caught 5-of-6 targets for 85 yards in the Rams' Week 1 win over the Seahawks.

Cook is a big-play threat down the seams and near the sidelines for the Rams, and was left wide open a couple times by Seattle. He's not your traditional tight end on the end of the line and will have his ups and downs. But Cook has the ability to put up yards, even if he's allergic to the end zone. Cook will be in the streaming conversation for Week 2's date with the Redskins.
Sep 13 - 5:51 PM

Jared Cook caught a five-yard pass in Saturday's preseason game.

It was his lone target. The scattershot TE2 finishes the preseason with two grabs for eight yards.
Aug 29 - 11:52 PM

Jared Cook caught 3-of-7 targets for 37 yards in the Rams' Week 17 loss to the Seahawks.

He ended up reeling in 52 passes for 634 yards and three touchdowns on the year. Cook wraps up the second year of a five-year, $35 million contract having set a new career-high in catches, but he’s still vastly overpaid. When the Rams signed Cook they had visions of a spread offense that passed the ball. They’ve since become a run-heavy team. Cook has been asked to block much more than he imagined he would, but he’s become solid in that area. Cook will count over $8 million against the cap in 2015, but he’ll be back in St. Louis. Not strong in the red zone, Cook is as boom or bust as they come at tight end with far more busts than booms.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 08:11:00 PM

Jared Cook caught five passes for 41 yards in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Giants.

Cook flashed a bit of speed by getting around the edge on crossing patterns a couple times, but it was a standard game for the ho-hum tight end. The five catches were the most he's recorded since Week 3. Cook and the Rams finish the season at Seattle next week.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 08:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Case Keenum
2Nick Foles
3Sean Mannion
RB1Todd Gurley
2Tre Mason
3Benny Cunningham
4Chase Reynolds
5Trey Watts
GLB1Todd Gurley
2Tre Mason
3RB1Benny Cunningham
2Tre Mason
FB1Cory Harkey
WR11Tavon Austin
2Stedman Bailey
3Wes Welker
WR21Kenny Britt
2Brian Quick
3Bradley Marquez
WR31Stedman Bailey
TE1Jared Cook
2Lance Kendricks
LT1Greg Robinson
LG1Cody Wichmann
C1Tim Barnes
2Demetrius Rhaney
3Eric Kush
4Brian Folkerts
RG1Garrett Reynolds
RT1Rob Havenstein
2Andrew Donnal
K1Greg Zuerlein
2Zach Hocker