Cook is reportedly prepared to argue that he should be considered wide receiver given that he lined up as a receiver 67 percent of the time last season. This is a difference of close to $4.5 million.
We wrote yesterday that there’s a precedent for arbitrators splitting the difference in these types of situations, which would leave Cook with a one-year guaranteed salary of $8.3 million.
We have Cook listed as the No. 40 best available player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.