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Jared Cook | Tight End | #89

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 254
College: South Carolina
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 3 (89) / TEN
Contract: view contract details

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Packers placed TE Jared Cook (foot surgery) on the active/PUP list.
Cook recently told a newspaper he was 100 percent recovered from an early-June operation on his foot, but that never seemed likely, and he will not practice at the start of Packers camp. Cook can still be activated at any time. He needs to get on the field to beat out Richard Rodgers for tight end snaps. Jul 25 - 5:53 PM

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The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel expects Richard Rodgers to remain the Packers' No. 1 tight end following the addition of Jared Cook.

Reporter Bob McGinn expects Cook to be counted on for some "splash plays," but for Rodgers to remain atop the depth chart. "Splash plays" is certainly something the doughy Rodgers doesn't provide. Even with Rodgers in the fold, Cook could match his 2015 reception total of 39 in a considerably more pass-friendly offense.
Jul 21 - 6:38 PM

Jared Cook (foot surgery) says he’s fully healthy.

Cook was sidelined for OTAs, but expects to be cleared for training camp. He’s the early favorite to start despite the missed time. Cook can’t afford any setbacks.
Jul 9 - 6:04 PM

ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky expects Jared Cook to start over Richard Rodgers.

The Packers view Cook as their starting tight end after giving him a one-year, $2.75 million deal. Cook was one of the standouts at voluntary practices, but can’t afford an extended absence coming off foot surgery. Due to blocking limitations, Cook has never been an every-down player. He has also struggled in the red zone throughout his career.
Source: ESPN
Jun 16 - 11:35 AM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Jared Cook's foot injury isn't a long-term issue.

McCarthy said doctors feel good about his return, though no timetable has been established yet. We already know Cook will be sidelined through OTAs. Before his surgery, Cook was one of the standouts at voluntary practices, leading ESPN's Rob Demovsky to call him the team's best offseason addition. We're guessing Cook will be ready well ahead of Week 1.
Jun 6 - 3:08 PM

Jared Cook will miss the rest of OTAs after undergoing foot surgery.

The team is calling his surgery a "preventative" measure. Cook is hoping to be back for training camp, though it's unclear if that's a realistic timetable. Cook totaled just 39 catches for 481 yards in St. Louis last year. He has the potential to improve on those numbers with Aaron Rodgers, but Cook needs to build a rapport with his new quarterback and earn consistent playing time. His chances of accomplishing those goals will be reduced by his absence from the practice field, especially if Cook's recovery lasts into August.
Jun 3 - 1:38 PM

ESPN's Rob Demovsky believes Jared Cook was the Packers' best offseason addition.

"Cook has the potential to give the Packers a legitimate down-the-field tight end for the first time since Jermichael Finley," Demovsky writes. Coach Mike McCarthy spoke openly about his desire to acquire a "big man" to run down the seams this offseason, and the front office acquiesced by signing Cook. Despite disappointing at every turn throughout his career, Cook may finally be in a position to return consistent fantasy value. He is an interesting late-round flier.
Source: ESPN
May 16 - 11:35 AM

Packers signed Jared Cook, formerly of the Rams, to a one-year, $2.75 million contract.

Another $900,000 is available via incentives. Cook received interest from several teams after being released by the Rams, but the opportunity to play with Aaron Rodgers was too big to pass up. Coach Mike McCarthy has talked about Green Bay's need for a big body to work the seams. Cook certainly fits that profile, but he has never been able to put it all together. Perhaps playing with a top-tier quarterback will unlock his potential. Cook will be an interesting flier in fantasy drafts.
Source: ESPN
Mar 28 - 10:42 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Packers are "set to sign" free agent TE Jared Cook.

USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports the deal has been done since last week. Cook will take his physical and sign the contract Monday. Coach Mike McCarthy spoke at the Owners Meetings about the need for a "big man" to run down the middle of the field in the passing game. Cook has both the size and athletic ability to be that player for the Packers, but he has never been able to take advantage of his physical gifts on a consistent basis. He has also never played with Aaron Rodgers. Cook will be an interesting late-round name in drafts this summer.
Mar 28 - 8:57 AM

Free agent Jared Cook is visiting the Packers.

It's the first we've heard of Cook since he was released by the Rams last month. The Packers have struggled to find a viable pass catcher at tight end since losing Jermichael Finley to a career-ending neck injury, but Cook is a mistake-prone, one-trick pony. Cook would form a tandem with Richard Rodgers in Green Bay.
Mar 15 - 4:16 PM

Rams released TE Jared Cook.

Los Angeles also pulled the plug on DE Chris Long and LB James Laurinaitis. Those three were scheduled to earn $22.525 million in base salary for 2016. Cook was a complete non-factor in fantasy football last year, hauling in just 39 catches for 481 yards with zero touchdowns. The 28-year-old never lived up to his ridiculous five-year, $35.11 million contract. He'll join a tight end market that includes Antonio Gates, Dwayne Allen, Coby Fleener and Ben Watson. Nearing age 29, Cook has gone 19 consecutive games without scoring a touchdown.
Feb 19 - 2:59 PM

ESPN Rams reporter Nick Wagoner believes Jared Cook could be a cap cut.

Set to count $8.3 million against the cap, cutting Cook is a no-brainer. He is not a good enough blocker for the Rams' ground-and-pound offense, and he has struggled with drops in the passing game. Cook has gone 19 games without scoring a touchdown. The Rams would save just under $5.7 million against the cap by releasing him.
Source: ESPN
Feb 16 - 11:30 AM

Jared Cook failed to reel in any of his four targets in the Rams' Week 17 loss to San Francisco.

In typical Jared Cookonian fashion. Cook's third straight unsuccessful season with the Rams ends on a 39-481-0 receiving line. Cook has gone 19 straight games without scoring a touchdown. The Rams' passing offense creates limitations, but Cook has shown too many of them himself to not be considered for offseason release. Cook is owed a $7 million base salary in 2016.
Jan 3 - 8:32 PM

Jared Cook caught 1-of-2 targets for five yards in the Rams' Week 16 win over the Seahawks.

Cook predictably faded after last week's inexplicable outburst. Cook is still somehow signed through 2017, but is highly unlikely to be back at next year's scheduled $7 million salary. A restructure or pay cut is in order.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 08:44:00 PM

Jared Cook absorbed four of six targets for 64 yards in the Rams' Week 15 win over the Buccaneers.

The 64 yards were Cook’s most since Week 1. He’s seen six or more targets in five of his last six games. The 28-year-old is still looking for his first touchdown of 2015. Cook won’t be a recommended fantasy option against the Seahawks in Week 16.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 12:32:00 AM

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QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Brett Hundley
3Marquise Williams
4Joe Callahan
RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3John Crockett
4Brandon Ross
GLB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
FB1Aaron Ripkowski
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Jeff Janis
3Ty Montgomery
4Jamel Johnson
5Geronimo Allison
WR21Randall Cobb
2Davante Adams
3Jared Abbrederis
4Trevor Davis
5Ed Williams
WR31Jeff Janis
TE1Jared Cook
2Richard Rodgers
3Justin Perillo
4Kennard Backman
5Mitchell Henry
LT1David Bakhtiari
2Jason Spriggs
3Vince Kowalski
LG1Josh Sitton
2Lane Taylor
3Josh James
4Lucas Patrick
C1Corey Linsley
2J.C. Tretter
3Jacob Flores
RG1T.J. Lang
2Josh Walker
3Matt Rotheram
RT1Bryan Bulaga
2Don Barclay
3Kyle Murphy
K1Mason Crosby