Latest On Jared Cook, Packers

Contract talks between the Packers and free agent tight end Jared Cook have broken off, a source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Cook is now expected to visit other teams. Jared Cook

Cook was said to be a priority free agent for the Packers to keep, but it sounds like they could be on the verge of losing him. Cook has two serious suitors in the Lions and Bills and this could be a sign that he’s closer to signing with one of those teams.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been vocal about his desire to see Cook back in Green Bay this offseason. If he gets away, Rodgers will lose a big target and the Packers will have an unhappy star on their hands.

Cook was held back somewhat by an ankle injury, but he really showed what he could do during the Packers’ playoff run. In the postseason, he had 13 receptions for 181 yards and two scores in two games. He finished the regular season with 30 catches (on 51 targets), 377 yards, and a touchdown,

I ranked Cook as the second-best tight end eligible for free agency heading into this week, right behind the Patriots’ Martellus Bennett.

 

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47 comments on “Latest On Jared Cook, Packers

  1. masonmcg12

    Fire Ted Thompsons bum ass. I don’t pay for my season tickets to see us be too cheap to pay one of or top priority free agents. This is bs.

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    • packer fan52

      I know right. Cook made a clutch catch in the dallas game that helped us win. He has shown what he can do

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    • gopackgo

      Ted Thompson is a lazy cheep jack ass that doesn’t know how to put a team together to win a super bowl.

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    • masonmcg12

      Time to bring back bostick? Lol jk but I could totally see TT bringing him back.

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      • justinept

        Tight end might be the deepest spot in the draft. Cooks has been wildly inconsistent his entire career. Why overspend?

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        • biasisrelitive

          rookie tight ends have almost 0 impact year one this is a win now team the draft can’t solve everything

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        • Sure, but the Pack have a half-dozen or so other needs in addition to TE. You can’t fill every need through the draft.

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            • Because every pick is a hit andno pick pick needs time to develop, right?

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            • plz name the 6 positions where the packers need an instant impact starter where they have no replacement without any playing/starting experience…. GO!

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              • I didn’t say starters, I said need. The draft is used, or should be used, to fill some immediate needs and to draft replacement players for future FAs.

                Second, immediate needs are TE, G, RB, and CB. It’s naive to think that GB can pull 4 immediate starters out of the draft. Signing at least one good player besides Perry is critical. And it needs to be an impact player.

                Burnett, Taylor, Adams, Linsley, Gunter are FAs next year. Need to draft depth at those positions. Or get dome extensions signed after the Fa period.

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            • TE Richard rogers who has started before and is adequate, nobody was complaining when he caught the hail Mary… G, IF lang leaves the have spriggs #2 red pick last year so depth is there. RB, Montgomery is now an RB who can catch and be a great runner see week 15 at bears for footage. Yes CB does appear to be a weakness, but nobody expected shields to go down and never play again, but Rollins (rd1) randle (2) and Gunther have all started. many CBS take a few years to get going, shields is a prime example, but so is Norman and many others, so there should be optimism that those 3 players can improve. and this draft hasn’t even happened yet and is loaded at RB TE

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        • Steven Ohlrogge

          We literally have 20 million under the cap it is not over spending. Why does he save up so much money? Every year we always go into the season with over 20 million dollars, we could have spent to help the team.

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    • Duck222

      Draft an develop for other teams an when you do get a good free agent dont pay him or your own for that matter an we still can get to the playoffs….. HORSE HOCKEY!!!!!!!!

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    • Have you at all considered the possibility that Cooks is asking for too much? What if he asked for like $9 million a year, would you be ok with that? Let’s wait to see where/what Cook signs for.

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  2. GoPackGo12

    I’m not a huge fan of TT either but Cook hasn’t even signed yet…at least reserve judgement until you see where he goes and for how much. If the Lions or Bills sign him for 3yr/25m or something like that I would praise TT for not going that high.

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  3. Packers fan base reminds me of schoolgirls crying over a 5th grade boyfriend leaving. Cook played half the season and made a great play…. so did David tyree . Cook has had a mediocre career and wants top dollar. Lang or a Clinton dix extension would be a much better use of money.

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    • GoPackGo12

      Fully agree. Guy produced 1 TD in the regular season. Can’t pay a guy too dollar for 2 postseason games. Throw that money at Lang, bring back Lacy (hopefully), use the the remaining 15-20mil to bring in secondary help. Then draft a TE

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    • neonkeon23

      Mediocre, yes. BUT he was catching passes from bums until last year

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  4. Dbruce78

    Love to see him in a Detroit uniform and trade Ebron for some late round picks

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  5. bdpecore

    Rams just cut Lance Kendricks. He could be a good option if Cook’s asking price
    Is too high and he signs elsewhere. I’m not going to pass judgement until I know what Jared signs for.

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    • would be a smart move, cook was with the rams too, but kids can’t seem to realize titans and rams let him go, but he is a name they remember so he must be kept at all costs….. or else they are giving away their season tickets and crying until the next cook is brought in by GB and then that player becomes the next cook.

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      • gopackgo

        Mark Murphy needs to grow a set and fire Ted Thompson so we don’t continue to waste the remaining years that Arean Rogers has left.

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  6. Velmert

    All Cook did last year was talk about how much he loved playing with a QB like Rodgers and with a franchise like GB. If he goes and signs with doormats like the Bills or Lions for more money, it just shows he didn’t give a crap about winning and Pack shouldn’t want him anyway.

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    • stubby66

      whatever Ted Thompson always likes to play God with these players and make them suffer and beg for a job I hope cook goes to another team and help them flourish let’s remember the Packers win the gone far in the playoffs without him if he makes one catch and when’s the Super Bowl than the 9 Millions worth it

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      • and if he gets hurt and makes 9 mill anyway you will whine about paying injury prone players

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      • bdpecore

        Cook is not worth $9MM per or ever $7MM per for that matter. I would have offered him a 3yr/$18MM with 9MM guaranteed and tell him to take it or leave it. We have bigger pressing needs (CB, Edge Rusher, ILB and OL depth) to be concerned with overpaying a TE who has never lived up to his potential.

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        • stubby66

          yes I agree with what you’re saying but how many years has Thompson said here and not fixed the situation especially inside linebacker he’s too stingy on everything it doesn’t make sense to not go after a possible player that could get us to the Superbowl

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          • packers had a top 10 front 7 per pro football focus with Martinez (rookie) Ryan (second year) and Thomas (third year). all will improve and cost peanuts compared to keucley or Jamie Collins.

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            • stubby66

              yep you know everything just like Josh sitton was a good release last year but yet we couldn’t run the ball I still think those went hand-in-hand all because Thompson didn’t want to pay him that contract if he would have kept him I also think we could have won a few more games to

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          • if Sutton is not released then bakhtiari is not extended last offseason , then GB has to pay him this off season AFTER he was rated #1 pass blocker in NFL…. plz use your head and try to connect the dots, I don’t know it all but so far nobody on here has presented a coherent argument against Thompson that isn’t sign everyone or fire him.

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  7. Dennis

    Cheese is melting fast! Golden boy will end up with only one trophy. What a shame. They should be the Patriots of the NFC if TT had half a brain. And for god sakes, stay off camera. Dude looks half dead!

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    • They are… 1 less championship game appearance than the patriots in the last 20 years. Seattle needed 1 more yard and the falcons didn’t even need one but congrats I’m sure you knew the pats were going to pull both of those out before they started

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      • gopackgo

        they got to all those NFC title games because of Arean Rogers and there offense but you also need a defense that can pass rush sack a QB and CB that can cover the Julio Jones type WR in the NFL one on one and good Middle Linebackers that can stop the run and they haven’t had a good tru MIL since Aj hawk and they currently don’t have a shut down CB.

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        • Carolina had all that when they went to the Superbowl, then it came time to pay players and they didn’t even make the playoffs…..

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  8. TT isn’t listening to AROD or MM remember AROD LOVES THE GUY AND LAST YEAR MM FAULTED TT FOR NOT SIGNING FA’s they had a fight and we get a punter ,Alison,Joe Thomas, and backup Barclay and Perry. Remember Davon House the jags let him go like we did and TT reached out wow great job burning down ARODS HOF CAREER and SB runs. We draft em and develop em and when they’re good we underpay and they walk and play for the lions, Bears, or Queens. We’re a farm club because he’s cheap and out of touch. MM along with AROD (Barclay for Lang? )Must be going nuts. TT promised big FA signings and its Perry and Trash. The division is getting better and we’re getting weaker. Glennon is qb in chi town . Get your cheap head out of your uh, hat and sign a star or two. Or just retire please Scrooge.

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    • BAHAHAHA you cite Glennon as a good signing… leave the conversation to the adults.

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  9. GoPackGo12

    I think this is quite simple. Use the 32.5MM we have left even after Perry’s cap hit to bring in a starting caliber CB, edge rusher OR TE and RB. You can easily get that done for 25MM total leaving 7MM for the rookie contracts. Draft a CB round 1, OL/DL help round 2, TE 3, CB 4, LB 5.

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