One of theories about what’s wrong with the Green Bay Packers offense is the lack of a big-play tight end down the middle of the field.
That was supposed to be what free-agent Jared Cook added.
But Cook hasn’t played since Week 3, when he badly sprained his right ankle against the Lions. Although it’s not a season-ending injury, Cook still hasn’t been cleared to practice.
Exactly a month from the injury, Cook said he’s still not ready to return.
In Cook’s absence, coach Mike McCarthy turned back to Richard Rodgers, who caught 58 passes last season. In six games this year, Rodgers has nine catches for 84 yards and a touchdown. But in the three games that Cook has missed, Rodgers has just four catches for 28 yards and no touchdowns.