Packers & TE Jared Cook Are In Talks, But Haven’t Made Much Progress

Jason Cole of B/R is reporting that the Packers and free agent TE Jared Cook are in talks about a new deal, but the two parties haven’t made much progress up to this point.

According to Cole, Green Bay is being “frugal” with their approach to free agency so far.

Packers GM Ted Thompson mentioned a few days ago that he expected to get some deals done closer to the start of free agency. However, it’s going to be tough for them to bring back so many notable free agents.

Cook is among the best available tight ends and while he was a good fit in Green Bay, it’s possible that other teams could push up his asking price and make it tough on the Packers to match.

Cook, 29, is a former third-round pick by the Titans in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played out his rookie contract with Tennessee before signing a big-money deal with the Rams as a free agent back in 2013.

After he was released by the Rams, the Packers signed Cook to a one-year, $2.75 million last offseason.

In 2016, Cook appeared in 10 games for the Packers and recorded 30 receptions for 377 yards receiving, one touchdown, and lost one fumble. Pro Football Focus graded him as the No. 11 overall tight end out of 63 qualifying players.

We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2017 Free Agents list.

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