Oakland hasn’t been linked to Cook thus far in the free agent period, but the club was reportedly interested in fellow tight end Martellus Bennett, who has since taken Cook’s place in Green Bay. Clearly, the Raiders are attempting to upgrade their tight end group, which currently includes Clive Walford, Lee Smith, and Gabe Holmes. Mychal Rivera, who appeared in 13 games for Oakland last year, is an unrestricted free agent.
In what will go down as his only year with the Packers, Cook appeared in 10 games in 2016 and caught 30 of 51 targets for 377 yards and a touchdown. He was far more impressive in the Packers’ two-game playoff run, in which he combined for 13 receptions on 23 targets, 181 yards and two scores. Previously, Cook spent 2009-15 with the Titans and Rams and totaled 273 catches and 16 touchdowns.
Cook, who is now the top free agent tight end on the market, has also drawn interest from the Seahawks, Bills, and Lions, and had discussions about re-signing with the Packers before they brought in Bennett and Lance Kendricks.
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