The trade deadline is Tuesday and there might be a tight end on the market for any team looking to pick one up for the second half.
Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that “indications” are Titans tight end Jared Cook has requested a trade away from the team. Cook is making $615,000 in the final year of the deal he signed after being drafted with the 89th pick of the 2009 draft.
Wyatt points out that Cook has played on less than 50 percent of the team’s snaps in four of the Titans’ eight games this season. He’s also been an infrequent target in the passing game, although he was in position to make a game-winning catch in the final moments of regulation in Sunday’s overtime loss to the Colts. Matt Hasselbeck overthrew Cook, though, and the Colts won the game on their first possession of the extra period.
Cook has 28 catches for 373 yards on the year, putting him on pace for a less productive year than many predicted for the tight end coming into the year. While another team might think they could make better use of a player that’s flashed some potential, it’s hard to imagine that they’ll pay up enough to make it worth it for the Titans to pull the trigger before the deadline on Tuesday.