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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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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

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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

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports the Lions and Bills are "showing the most interest" in free agent TE Jared Cook.

The Packers want Cook back, but GM Ted Thompson is only going to do it at his price. Neither the Lions nor Bills appear to be a likely landing spot at first glance, but Detroit will almost certainly add someone next to Eric Ebron. The Bills need to find weapons wherever they can. Cook is Rotoworld's No. 2 available tight end.
Mar 9 - 9:19 AM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports the Packers are being "frugal" in negotiations with free agent Jared Cook.

Green Bay will probably let the market set Cook's price. Aaron Rodgers wants Cook back, but Cook is probably asking for a hefty raise after having a solid second half of the season and playoffs. Cook turns 30 next month and relies heavily on his speed, which will likely disappear in the next couple years.
Mar 5 - 10:16 AM

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports the Packers want to re-sign free agent TE Jared Cook.

Cook missed six weeks with a high-ankle sprain, but was a big part of Green Bay’s offense down the stretch. He averaged 55 yards and four catches over his final 10 games (including playoffs). Cook is one of the Packers’ top priorities.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 28 - 6:10 PM

Aaron Rodgers said impending free agent Jared Cook "needs to be near the top of the priority list" for the Packers this offseason.

Cook played on a one-year, $2.75 million deal this past season and called it the most fun he's had in his eight-year career. Both sides will likely be open to working something out. Cook averaged 12.6 yards per catch and scored three touchdowns after coming on following a mid-season high-ankle sprain.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 25 - 11:04 AM

Jared Cook caught 7-of-12 targets for 78 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' NFC Championship Game loss to the Falcons.

Playing on a one-year, $2.75 million contract, 29-year-old Cook had something resembling a breakout, catching 30 passes for 377 yards in 10 games. His numbers would have been much better had he not missed a whopping six games with a high-ankle sprain. Praised as an essential element of the Pack’s offense by Aaron Rodgers, Cook consistently made plays up the seam. Headed back to free agency, Cook, of course, has never been consistent, and turns 30 in April. The Pack will undoubtedly try to re-sign him, but Cook’s ever-rumored "upside" could entice a team to overpay on the open market.
Jan 22 - 6:37 PM

Jared Cook corralled six-of-11 targets for 104 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Packers' Divisional Round win over the Cowboys.

Cook struggled in the first half, grabbing just two catches for 20 yards and failing to reel in his lone end-zone target. But Aaron Rodgers never lost faith in his tight end and Cook rewarded him with a second half for the ages. The Cowboys bit on play-action, leaving Cook all alone on his three-yard touchdown early in the third quarter. But Cook’s biggest contribution to this game was a magnificent 36-yard catch with three seconds left in the fourth quarter. Rodgers was falling backwards as he threw a missile down the left sideline that Cook caught to set up Mason Crosby's game-winning field goal. Thanks to Cook’s heroics, the Packers are headed to the NFC Championship for the second time in the last three seasons.
Jan 15 - 8:35 PM

Jared Cook caught 5-of-9 targets for 48 yards in the Packers' Wild Card win over the Giants.

Cook was a noticeably bigger part of Green Bay's early-game plan and stayed heavily involved following Jordy Nelson's second-quarter injury. It was still a tale of missed opportunities. The Packers went to Cook twice on their first drive, but a deep shot down the left sideline was covered well by SS Landon Collins. Cook got wide open for a big gain on Green Bay’s final drive of the first half, but he dropped the pass on contact. Cook has now drawn at least eight targets in three of the Packers' last four games. Particularly if Jordy can't go, Cook will continue to be a featured part of Aaron Rodgers' passing game next week in Dallas.
Jan 8 - 8:10 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Derek Carr
2Connor Cook
3E.J. Manuel
RB1Marshawn Lynch
2DeAndre Washington
3Jalen Richard
4Taiwan Jones
5Elijah Hood
GLB1Marshawn Lynch
2Jamize Olawale
3RB1DeAndre Washington
2Jalen Richard
FB1Jamize Olawale
WR11Amari Cooper
2Cordarrelle Patterson
3Johnny Holton
4Jaydon Mickens
5Ishmael Zamora
WR21Michael Crabtree
2Seth Roberts
3K.J. Brent
4Keon Hatcher
WR31Seth Roberts
TE1Jared Cook
2Clive Walford
3Lee Smith
4Gabe Holmes
5Cooper Helfet
LT1Donald Penn
2Marshall Newhouse
3Denver Kirkland
LG1Kelechi Osemele
2Vadal Alexander
3Oni Omoile
C1Rodney Hudson
2Jon Feliciano
RG1Gabe Jackson
2Ian Silberman
RT1Austin Howard
2David Sharpe
3Jylan Ware
K1Sebastian Janikowski
2Giorgio Tavecchio