The Raiders have some big names at wide receiver.
“He’s a matchup problem,” Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said, via Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area. “We’ve had our issues defending other guys like that around the league, the last couple of years. This year we set out to get one of our own, I feel like we have acquired one of our own. Tonight was an example of it. He can be a real factor, he can be a matchup problem for people, and I thought he did a great job tonight.”
Cook had eight receptions for 125 yards in last night’s win against the Dolphins, and has clearly developed a relationship with his quarterback. He has 18 catches for 290 yards in their last three games, leading the team in both receptions and receiving yards.
Friday, October 27, 2017, 6:39pm
Broncos TE A.J. Derby (shoulder) took limited practice reps Thursday. Derby has a pretty good matchup against the Chiefs and is coming off of a six-catch performance against the Chargers in Week 7. The Chiefs just gave up 107 yards to Jared Cook and recently yielded 85 yards and 110 yards to the Houston and Washington tight ends, respectively.
Friday, September 22, 2017, 6:44pm
Redskins TE Jordan Reed (rib, sternum, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 3. Described as “not healthy right now” by his head coach, Reed has a chest injury that he may be able to play through, presuming he can handle the pain. On Thursday, Jay Gruden said, “The pain is becoming manageable.” On Friday, Reed said that he considers himself a “game-time decision.” We’ll continue to monitor his status, but his owners may want to get a Plan B ready to go. Vernon Davis was serviceable (3.5-47-0.25) in the four games that Reed missed last year. Better yet, Jared Cook plays in the same game and looks like a nice streaming option against Washington.
Friday, September 22, 2017, 6:44pm
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6:42pm
Raiders TE Jared Cook (shoulder) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Cook is a Sneaky Start against Washington, who yielded 95 yards to Gerald Everett in Week 2 after giving up 93 yards (on 8 catches) against Zach Ertz.
The tight ends have been the stars of training camp, with Derek Carr often throwing to his new 6-foot-5, 254-pound target, Jared Cook; Lee Smith, Clive Walford and Gabe Holmes have looked very good as well.
“We haven’t really gotten our tight-end position going as much as I’d like,” Del Rio said. “I think we’ve really addressed that. I think you’re going to see a team that can utilize the tight-end position more in their offensive plan and attack.
“Jared Cook opens up a lot of possibilities and Clive being in much better shape and healthier than he’s been, probably in a while, helps.”
Carr has been ecstatic about his new toy.
“When you add a guy like Jared Cook that runs a 4.3 or a 4.4 and he can outrun DBs on go-routes, (you) can throw him out wide and run different kinds of routes with him,” Carr said. “We can do that kind of stuff because he is that talented.”
Once Cook returned from his high-ankle sprain in Week 10, the Packers made a concerted effort to involve him in the offense. Over the final 10 games (including the playoffs) he averaged 4.2 catches for 55 yards and 0.30 touchdowns per game. That equates to 11.5 PPG, or low-end TE1 numbers. He joins the Raiders, who have not featured the tight end in the passing game in recent years. Oakland tight ends saw a total of 83 targets in 2016, which was the 4th-fewest in the league. The Cook acquisition may be the team’s attempt to change this.
Once Cook returned from his high-ankle sprain in Week 10, the Packers made a concerted effort to involve him in the offense. Over the final 10 games (including the playoffs) he averaged 4.2 catches for 55 yards and 0.30 touchdowns per game. That equates to 11.5 PPG, or low-end TE1 numbers. It's a nice signing for the Raiders, who seemingly want to involve the position more in their passing attack. Derek Carr gets a bump and Cook is in the mix as a late-round tight end.
Tight end Jared Cook, meanwhile, will sign elsewhere as a free agent, a source told ESPN's Rob Demovsky.
When the Packers broke off negotiations with Jared Cook earlier today, it looked like Green Bay would be without a dynamic presence at tight end. Not so fast. Bennett finished the season as the #10 fantasy tight end, but he was pretty nicked up for most the season, which possibly limited his production. He still needs to undergo surgery to clean up his ankle, but provided he makes a full recovery, this is a great pickup for the Packers. Bennett should be a solid TE1 in 2017.
Friday, December 16, 2016, 6:08pm
Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7:16pm
Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7:07pm
The 6-foot-4 Cook has been out since Week 3 with an ankle injury.
Cook could give quarterback Aaron Rodgers a big target sorely needed over the middle help open up the field for receivers Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Davante Adams. Without Perillo, Richard Rodgers is the only other tight end on the Packers' active roster.
Cook (ankle, questionable) took full practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 11. Cook may be able to return this week as the story indicated. Richard Rodgers has not played well in his absence, so Cook will be given every opportunity to win the job outright.
Friday, November 18, 2016, 6:41pm
Packers TE Jared Cook (ankle, questionable) took full practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 11. Cook may be able to return this week. Richard Rodgers has not played well in his absence, so Cook will be given every opportunity to win the job outright.
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 6:12pm
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