Saints TE Jared Cook has been better than the team expected, according to ESPN's Mike Triplett. HC Sean Payton has praised Cook's hands, catch radius, yards-after-catch ability and work ethic. “Anytime you’re in free agency, you gather as much information as you can. And then when the player arrives, there’s certain things you weren’t aware of that are good and maybe sometimes weren’t so good. In his case, it’s all positive,” Payton said. “He’s a tremendous worker, dedicated, I think someone who’s a true pro in every sense of the word. And I think he’s been a really good addition for us.” TEs coach Dan Campbell added that Cook and QB Drew Brees have quickly built a strong rapport. With question marks at WR behind Michael Thomas, there's room for Cook to finish 3rd on the 2019 Saints in targets (behind Thomas and RB Alvin Kamara).
The Saints are set to sign TE Jared Cook, according to NFL Network. No word yet on the terms of the deal. Cook is coming off the most productive season of his career, posting a 68-896-6 line in Oakland and finishing 5th among TEs in PPR points. He might not see another 101 targets this year behind target hog Michael Thomas in what's become a run-heavy Saints offense. But Cook could be even more efficient with his targets going from Derek Carr to Drew Brees. He looks like a rock-solid TE1 with top-5 upside.
Raiders TE Jared Cook has been seeing a lot of targets from QB Derek Carr in training camp, according to insider Vic Tafur. “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.” Cook has mostly disappointed through 8 NFL seasons, but he reminded us of his upside with 18 catches for 229 yards and 2 TDs in 3 playoff games with the Packers last year. Cook can't be trusted as a TE1 but is a fine flier at his 18th-round ADP.
The Raiders have signed TE Jared Cook, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Cook has largely been a disappointment through his 8-year career, but he came up big for the Packers late last season and in the playoffs, totaling 31 catches, 408 yards and 2 TDs. He joins an Oakland offense that could use a 3rd option in the passing game behind WRs Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree. Raiders TEs combined for 83 targets last year -- a number Cook should hit by himself in 2017. He'll be an intriguing TE2 targets in fantasy drafts this summer. TE Clive Walford's arrow is pointing down after a disappointing sophomore season.
ESPN's Rob Demovsky hears there's "only a small chance" Packers WR Jordy Nelson (ribs) plays against the Falcons on Sunday. Broken ribs generally take about 6 weeks to heal, so it's tough to see Nelson getting cleared just 2 weeks after his injury. "Can't tell you if Jordy's going to practice Wednesday, but he did all the work in the [regeneration] workout today," HC Mike McCarthy said Monday. "So that's a good sign." Perhaps Nelson could return if Green Bay reaches the Super Bowl, but look for Davante Adams, Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison to serve as the top 3 WRs in Atlanta. TE Jared Cook should also continue to play a big role in the passing game.
Packers HC Mike McCarthy on Friday ruled out WR Jordy Nelson for this weekend's game against the Cowboys. This was the most likely outcome all along considering Nelson broke 2 ribs in last Sunday's win over the Giants. We'd consider him no better than 50/50 for the NFC Championship if Green Bay gets there. Nelson's absence leaves Davante Adams and Randall Cobb as the Packers' top 2 WRs. Geronimo Allison figures to be next in line for snaps, with Jeff Janis as the #4 WR. TE Jared Cook and RB Ty Montgomery could also pick up extra targets with Nelson out.
Packers WR Randall Cobb (ankle) is a surprise inactive for today's game against the Vikings. He played through the issue last Sunday and put in 3 limited practices this week, but Green Bay might be opting to hold him out until he's back to 100%. Cobb's absence should mean a few extra targets for Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and possibly Jared Cook.
Packers TE Jared Cook (chest) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll play against the Bears on Sunday but is just a TE2 flier.
Packers TE Jared Cook has a "good chance" to play against the Bears this weekend, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky. Cook suffered a lung contusion in Sunday's win over the Seahawks but was held out for precautionary reasons. We'll keep an eye on him throughout the week, but he'll be tough to trust in Week 15 fantasy lineups. Cook has topped 31 yards just once all season.
Packers TE Jared Cook is out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Seahawks with a chest injury. He landed hard on a diving attempt in the 2nd quarter. Cook finishes with 1 catch on 2 targets for 15 yards. We should get an update on his status tomorrow.
1-3 inches of snow is expected in Green Bay today, but winds will be at just 4-8 mph. Those aren't ideal conditions, but we're not expecting weather to have a major impact on the Seahawks or the Packers, who both have experience playing in crappy weather.
Packers TE Jared Cook (ankle) is active for tonight’s game against the Redskins. He can’t be trusted in fantasy lineups in his 1st action since Week 3.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Packers TE Jared Cook (ankle) is expected to return for tonight's game against the Redskins. He's been out since going down in Week 3. Cook posted lines of 1-7 and 4-31 in his only 2 full outings of the year. He shouldn't be in Week 11 fantasy lineups.
Packers TE Jared Cook (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game against the Redskins. He put in a full week of practice, and ESPN’s Rob Demovsky expects him to play. Cook can't be trusted in Week 11 fantasy lineups, but his return gives QB Aaron Rodgers a slight boost.
Packers TE Jared Cook (ankle) put in a full practice on Wednesday -- his 1st since going down in Week 3. He's on track to return for Sunday night's game against the Redskins. Cook shouldn't be in Week 11 fantasy lineups but does give QB Aaron Rodgers another weapon to work with.
Packers TE Jared Cook (ankle) is inactive for today’s game against the Titans. TE Richard Rodgers gets another start but shouldn’t be in fantasy lineups. He hadn’t topped 2 catches in a game prior to last week.
Packers TE Jared Cook (ankle) is doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Titans. He’ll aim for a Week 11 return. TE Richard Rodgers gets another start but shouldn’t be in fantasy lineups, despite last week’s out-of-nowhere 6-64 line.
Packers TE Jared Cook (ankle) is out for Sunday's game against the Colts. He returned to limited practices this week and has a shot to play in Week 10. TE Richard Rodgers gets another start this Sunday but has yet to top 2 catches in a game this season.
Packers TE Jared Cook has been diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. According to Sports Injury Predictor, players with high-ankle sprains over the last 5 seasons have tended to miss 2-6 games, with an average of 5.1. Green Bay has a Week 4 bye, but expect Cook to miss at least a couple of weeks beyond that. He's not a must-hold in standard-sized fantasy leagues. Richard Rodgers will serve as the Packers' lead TE while Cook is out and could be a spot-start option.
ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports that the Packers don't expect TE Jared Cook's ankle injury to cost him the rest of the season. That's obviously good news. The team, however, reportedly didn't know as of Monday evening whether the injury would cost Cook a game or more than that. Green Bay gets a Week 4 bye, so the Packers will have some time to figure it out. If they do return to the field without Cook, then TE Richard Rodgers will gain some spot-start appeal for as long as Cook sits.
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