Jared Cook | TE | St. Louis Rams
Posted: 3/12/2013 9:57pm et
The St. Louis Rams agreed to an undisclosed five-year deal with free-agent TE Jared Cook, who spent his first 4 seasons with the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: No shockers here as Cook was one of the first FA TEs to sign and is now reunited with coach Jeff Fisher, who drafted him in the third round in 2009. Cook hasn't always played up to his talent, but he should eclipse his career-best 2010 marks of 49-759 as one of the primary targets in the Rams' offense.
Posted: 3/7/2013 12:55pm et
The Seattle Seahawks may not pursue Tennessee Titans impending free-agent TE Jared Cook this offseason because of the money they have invested in TE Zach Miller. The team has been looking to create a formidable tight end tandem for a few years.
Huddle Up: Cook either hasn't played up to his potential or wasn't utilized to his potential with the Titans, but he nevertheless figures to be one of the hottest TE commodities available. If the Seahawks do indeed pass, Cook could very well hook up with the NFC West-rival Rams and former coach Jeff Fisher.
Posted: 3/4/2013 5:32pm et
the Tennessee Titans will still try to re-sign impending free-agent TE Jared Cook but the two sides are not close to agreeing on the numbers in a new contract. The Titans opted not to use their franchise tag on Cook. The St. Louis Rams are expected to strongly pursue Cook when free agency begins.
Huddle Up: The Rams' interest makes sense given that Jeff Fisher was at the helm in Tennessee when Cook was drafted by the Titans. And the Titans opted not to try to fight Cook on which tag--wide receiver or tight end--might apply. They could still bring him back, but if Cook was angling for wide receiver money he won't come cheap. It's entirely possible all that fantasy upside and potential will be heading to St. Louis this offseason.
Posted: 3/2/2013 11:31pm et
Tennessee Titans impending free-agent TE Jared Cook wants to be classified as a wide receiver if the team decides to use the franchise tag on him. Cook would be the first tight end to earn that distinction and both he and the NFLPA are prepared to make the case, according to a source with knowledge of Cook's plans.
Huddle Up: It's an interesting battle, as it's about a $4 million gap between the average salary of the top 10 wide receivers--which is what the franchise tag would be set at--and the average salary of the top 10 tight ends. The threat of such an action might be enough for the Titans to make Cook an offer he can't refuse rather than mess with the potential hassles tagging him might bring. Hey, what would the offseason be without a little drama?
Posted: 2/22/2013 1:04pm et
Tennessee Titans impending free-agent TE Jared Cook sees himself as more of a wide receiver than a tight end and likely will look to be considered as a wide receiver if he receives the franchise tag. Cook would earn around $6 million if he is tagged as a tight end but would earn around $10.5 million if he gets the wide receiver tag. Cook could make a good argument that he should be seen as a wide receiver because he lined up as the slot receiver on 56 percent of his snaps in 2012. The two sides are expected to discuss a long-term deal but significant progress is not expected to be made.
Huddle Up: This isn't an unprecedented approach; Jermichael Finley made the same waves in Green Bay. If Cook is looking for wide receiver money he'll also be harder to sign, franchise tag or not. The Titans have plans for Cook, but they'll need to back up their talk by showing him the money this offseason. If they do, consider it a sign they're committing to using him like they say they will--in which case maybe Cook will finally live up to the fantasy hype that's been building over the past couple of seasons.
Posted: 2/21/2013 1:27pm et
The Tennessee Titans are scheduled to meet with impending free-agent TE Jared Cook at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Huddle Up: Along with the Giants' Martellus Bennett and the Redskins' Fred Davis, Cook is one of the top impending FA TEs, and he's a player the Titans would rather not see walk away and then finally realize his considerable potential playing for someone else.
Posted: 2/15/2013 3:27pm et
The Tennessee Titans are expected to use their franchise tag and impending free-agent TE Jared Cook is the most likely candidate to receive the tag because the two sides are not expected to agree on a long-term deal in the near future.
Huddle Up: Cook's usage jumped late in the season when the Titans switched offensive coordinators, so perhaps he's a bigger part of Tennessee's future. Then again, the Titans are also considering franchising kicker Rob Bironas.
Posted: 2/10/2013 11:29pm et
The Carolina Panthers might purse impending free-agent TE Jared Cook (Titans). The former star at the University of South Carolina is unhappy with his role with the Tennessee Titans, so it is expected he wouldn't re-sign.
Huddle Up: Cook is coming off a 44-catch, 523-yard, 4-TD season but his potential for much more will draw plenty of suitors, and the team that signs him likely will have to overpay.
Posted: 1/15/2013 8:54pm et
Tennessee Titans TE Jared Cook is expected to be franchise tagged in the offseason.
Huddle Up: Cook, who missed the team's final 3 games with a rotator-cuff injury, finished fourth on the squad with 44 receptions and 19th among TEs in fantasy scoring (Huddle Performance), leaving some room for improvement next season given his potential.
Posted: 1/1/2013 4:11pm et
Tennessee Titans TE Jared Cook said the offense did not progress this year, and wants assurances that will change. Cook said he is not sure if he will test free agency.
Huddle Up: While weighing his future, Cook also needs to take a long look in the mirror as he finished only 19th among fantasy TEs with 76 points (Huddle Performance scoring).
Posted: 12/10/2012 5:20pm et
Tennessee Titans TE Jared Cook (shoulder) will miss the rest of the season because of a torn rotator cuff and will be placed on Injured Reserve.
Huddle Up: Cook was underwhelming this season and is a free agent, so he isn't in a great spot here, nor are those holding him in a dynasty league. The potential is still there but has yet to materialize in his current situation.
Posted: 12/9/2012 10:46pm et
Tennessee Titans TE Jared Cook left the Week 14 game against the Indianapolis Colts with a right shoulder injury. He had three catches for 20 yards and a touchdown before departing.
Huddle Up: There's been no update on the severity of Cook's injury, but it take away one of Jake Locker's top targets a good deal of a tight game Sunday. If you need Cook going forward, you're going to need to monitor practice reports this week.
Posted: 11/14/2012 10:47am et
Tennessee Titans TE Taylor Thompson saw more action in Week 10 against the Miami Dolphins than he had in any previous game this season, although he wasn't targeted on a single pass. He has progressed as a run blocker this season, and saw one more snap (24) than fellow TE Jared Cook on offense.
Huddle Up: Thompson's blocking is a likely factor in Chris Johnson's improved numbers, which means he'll continue to cut into Cook's playing time--bad news for Cook's fantasy value.
Posted: 10/6/2012 12:01am et
Tennessee Titans TE Jared Cook (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 5, and is listed as probable for Week 5.
Huddle Up: Almost always a good sign for Sunday when a player can get in a full Friday practice, and it looks as if the Titans will have their second-leading receiver available in terms of catches (14), yards (200) and targets (20).