Tight end Cook departs without agreeing to contract; Murray apparently continues visit

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Tight end Cook departs without agreeing to contract; Murray apparently continues visit

According to multiple reports, the Raiders are going to sign free agent tight end Jared Cook.

Cook will now join the Raiders' tandem of prolific wide receivers in Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree as the aforementioned Carr has finally found an established presence at the tight end position.

Ian Rapoport‏ of NFL Network tweeted it out.

Instead of signing the guy who literally saved the Packers' postseason with that toe-tapping catch along the left sidelines in the Divisional Playoff game at Dallas in January, the Packers shunned him - mostly because he was asking too much. Rapoport calls this a "huge addition", and apparently that means the type of player who had 30 catches for 377 yards previous year. He notably spent the next three seasons as a member of the St. Louis Rams before heading to the Green Bay Packers for just the 2016-2017 campaign.

That said, he did catch 30 passes in 10 regular season games last year and was a big-time playmaker for Aaron Rodgers last year in the playoffs, hauling in 18 receptions for 229 yards and two touchdowns in three games.

Cook actually struggled during the regular season a year ago, but he picked up the pace during the playoffs. Oakland had a glaring need at tight end as Clive Walford and Mychal Rivera were never considered legitimate threats in the passing game. Since arriving in Tennessee back in 2009-2010, he has appeared in at least 10 regular season games in each of his National Football League seasons.

Despite not having prolific numbers last season, Cook was a major catalyst for Green Bay's offense.

For now, the Jared Cook free agency tour continues.

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