Although the Jaguars are now under a new regime’s direction, the Urban Meyer-led staff evidently likes the work of the previous regime’s punter. They agreed to an extension with Logan Cooke on Saturday.
Cooke’s second Jaguars contract will come in at around $3MM annually, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport (on Twitter). The Jags have used Cooke as their punter since acquiring him with a seventh-round pick in 2018. He became extension-eligible in January, and the team opted to lock him down going into his contract year.
The 47.7 yards per punt Cooke averaged last season ranked sixth. Although Cooke missed two games last season, landing on the Jags’ reserve/COVID-19 list, he has played in every other Jags contest since debuting. Cooke’s Week 15 absence led to the Jags going without a true punter, using Aldrick Rosas in that regard, but their usual punter returned for the team’s Week 17 game.
Jacksonville entered Saturday with the most cap space in the NFL, with just more than $43MM.