Bills, Lions Leading Jared Cook Race?

As Jared Cook prepares for his third voyage into free agency, he could again have a new home. The Bills and Lions are leading the race for the veteran tight end hours before the official start of 2017 free agency,’s Mike Garafolo tweets.

Both have shown the most interest in the resurgent pass-catcher, although both have made big investments at tight end in the recent past. The Lions drafted Eric Ebron in the first round in 2014 and have a fifth-year option decision on him coming soon, and the Bills signed Charles Clay to a notable deal in 2015. Cook, though, showed more chops as a receiver than each during the Packers’ stretch run.

The latest coming out of Green Bay did not reveal much progress between the Packers and Cook on a reunion Aaron Rodgers requested after the season. While Cook did not move the needle much with the Rams on his last major free agent signing prior to re-establishing himself in one of the most pass-catcher-friendly offenses in football, he totaled more than 600 receiving yards in both 2013 and ’14 with substandard quarterback situations.


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8 comments on “Bills, Lions Leading Jared Cook Race?

  1. Zach Ennis

    Come on Teddy Boy write some checks and start signing these guys who contributed to that stretch run and lets do it again.

  2. gopackgo

    if teddy doesn’t get this done he should be fired

  3. cuban1

    Thats the problem for us packers fans though. Thompson wont sign outside guys because he believes in draft and develop, yet when the guys they develop become free agents they usually let them walk, so where is any of the money being spent. A blind squirrel could see how important cook was to the offense down the stretch, if they dont re-sign him thompsons not doing his job.

    • JP8

      can you tell me what Cobb, Daniels, bakhtiari, matthews , Rodgers, Nelson, shields, baluga, and Burnett have in common…. I’ll help you. They were all drafted by the packers and signed BEFORE reaching free agency. had these players not been signed (correct word would be extended, but some like Cobb were signed right before FA started that year) the players listed would have been marquee “off season winners” type signings… the kind teams overpay for, but GB brought them back at market value and continues to be competitive each and every year.


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