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Bears expected to make an offer to Jared Cook

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After tight end/slot receiver Jared Cook wasn’t given the franchise tag by the Titans, the speculation has begun about where Cook will end up in free agency. And much of that speculation is centered in Chicago.

Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Cook is expected to draw interest from the Bears, who could use another weapon in their passing game after a 2012 season in which Brandon Marshall caught 118 passes but no one else even managed 45 catches.

Kellen Davis has been the Bears’ starting tight end for the last two seasons but has just 229 and 206 receiving yards in the last two seasons. Cook, who had 523 receiving yards last year and 759 in 2011, would be a significant upgrade over Davis.

Although the Titans are expected to make an offer to keep Cook, he’s likely to get a bigger offer somewhere else. That “somewhere” may be Chicago.

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51 Responses to “Bears expected to make an offer to Jared Cook”
  1. vaphinfan says: Mar 5, 2013 12:36 PM

    It will be weird to see Cutler throw the ball to someone other than Marshall.

  2. larryboodry says: Mar 5, 2013 12:39 PM

    Just do it.

  3. wludford says: Mar 5, 2013 12:40 PM

    Vikings will trade you John Carlson for a lot less.

  4. leo133074 says: Mar 5, 2013 12:40 PM

    If this happens, the bears will win the superbowl.

  5. fballlvr22 says: Mar 5, 2013 12:44 PM

    Anything is better than an inconsistent Kellen Davis.

  6. zam0854 says: Mar 5, 2013 12:47 PM

    Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Jared Cook also likes Chicago-style pizza but dislikes the way it sticks to the plate.

  7. buddysguys says: Mar 5, 2013 12:48 PM

    the Bears were going to go after the hottest coach too and how did that work out?

  8. justintuckrule says: Mar 5, 2013 12:52 PM

    If the Bears were smart, they’d sign Cruz to an offer sheet that the Giants couldn’t match. They are a complimentary WR away from being quite dangerous. A 1st rder may be worth it to keep 2 young stud WRs in their prime for the next 5 yrs. Then, load up on o-lineman in the next 6 rounds. Done. You’re welcome Chi fans.

  9. ch0rn says: Mar 5, 2013 12:54 PM

    Bears have no cap room to make a move like this at the moment. Interesting to see how they can afford it.

  10. kane337 says: Mar 5, 2013 12:57 PM

    Tampering!

  11. larryboodry says: Mar 5, 2013 12:59 PM

    buddysguys says: Mar 5, 2013 12:48 PM

    “the Bears were going to go after the hottest coach too and how did that work out?”

    I remember Emery saying he would be thorough, I don’t recall anyone saying they would target the hottest coach…Quit making stuff up.

  12. larryboodry says: Mar 5, 2013 1:01 PM

    fballlvr22 says: Mar 5, 2013 12:44 PM

    “Anything is better than an inconsistent Kellen Davis.”

    To be inconsistent, don’t you have to be good at least part of the time?

  13. blars82 says: Mar 5, 2013 1:02 PM

    Sweet, I’d still like the Bears to draft a TE in the first round if one of those offensive linemen doesn’t fall to them. I just hope they don’t draft any other white dudes from Boise State in the first round! Or any injured offensive linemen from WI. Or pretty much any RB.

  14. officialgame says: Mar 5, 2013 1:03 PM

    The Bears have some serious CAP issues so I don’t see it happening.

  15. oldbrowndawg says: Mar 5, 2013 1:06 PM

    And then, of course, there’s the Browns with FORTY EIGHT MILLION bucks in cap space. Given the preferences and approach of the two new offensive guys in Cleveland (Chudzinski and Turner) I wouldn’t be so quick to try to put a Bears helmet on this guy just yet.

  16. vertskate900 says: Mar 5, 2013 1:11 PM

    Most important question: Can he block????

  17. rextraordinaire says: Mar 5, 2013 1:11 PM

    Who’s the hottest coach? I didn’t find any candidates to be necessarily attractive. Always liked Bill Cowher’s mustache though

  18. dublindemonszfl says: Mar 5, 2013 1:12 PM

    This is why they fail each year. They won’t keep their players. They let a TE go 2 yrs ago, his replacements sucks so they spend a bunch of $$$ on another one. Bears front office is good for the rest of the division. They’re terrible.

  19. maverick0 says: Mar 5, 2013 1:16 PM

    Possibly a fit for Atlanta if Gonzales decides to retire…although, I believe he will be back.

  20. daddyb1gdrawz says: Mar 5, 2013 1:16 PM

    Maybe they should have just kept Greg Olsen.

  21. bigpappagreek says: Mar 5, 2013 1:23 PM

    Jared Cook is a significant upgrade from Davis but he has been spoken about as if hes a top 5-10 TE, granted the titans have been putrid the last few seasons, and hes viewed as a reciever too, dudes overrated

  22. ad296 says: Mar 5, 2013 1:30 PM

    With what money?

  23. quasicontract says: Mar 5, 2013 1:34 PM

    Come to Seattle Jared!

  24. schmitty2 says: Mar 5, 2013 1:43 PM

    Two problems with this

    1.Cap space
    2. The Bears need a pass catcher who can actually block as well which Cook isn’t good at

  25. azdesertdweller says: Mar 5, 2013 1:51 PM

    dublindemonszfl – Olsen was in his final year of his rookie contract, and since the Bears had Martz as an OC, they didn’t see the need to sign a pass catching TE, so they traded him.

    They didn’t let him go, and the GM and entire coaching staff has been replaced since then.

    I’m happy to have straighten you out.

  26. dcromo4life says: Mar 5, 2013 1:52 PM

    hahahaha, you’ve got to be joking. Another downgrade since letting Olsen go, nice job Bears!

  27. dennis2488 says: Mar 5, 2013 1:55 PM

    The bears have the worst offensive line in football you could put the 4 greatest receivers of all time out there with johnny unitas at qb and they still would be an 8-8 team.

  28. howiehandles says: Mar 5, 2013 1:58 PM

    “leo133074 says:
    Mar 5, 2013 12:40 PM
    If this happens, the bears will win the superbowl.”

    good grief man! I’m a Bear’s fan, and even I’m not this delusional.

  29. buddysguys says: Mar 5, 2013 2:02 PM

    larryboodry says: Mar 5, 2013 12:59 PM

    “the Bears were going to go after the hottest coach too and how did that work out?”

    “I remember Emery saying he would be thorough, I don’t recall anyone saying they would target the hottest coach…Quit making stuff up.”

    great thorough job he did they ended up with a Canadian Soccer coach….cool.

  30. fballlvr22 says: Mar 5, 2013 2:08 PM

    larryboodry says:
    Mar 5, 2013 1:01 PM
    fballlvr22 says: Mar 5, 2013 12:44 PM

    “Anything is better than an inconsistent Kellen Davis.”

    To be inconsistent, don’t you have to be good at least part of the time?

    —He did make plays in practice they always said! hahaha

  31. footballchic777 says: Mar 5, 2013 2:09 PM

    Too bad Martz was an idiot and wanting “blocking” tight ends and got rid of Greg Olsen.

  32. ravenmuscle says: Mar 5, 2013 2:14 PM

    Who keeps putting free agents in Cleveland?

    NOBODY wants to play for the Browns…they wont see a superbowl in the next 50 years.
    Doesn’t matter if they have $100 million in cap space.

  33. triplehops says: Mar 5, 2013 2:25 PM

    I live in Nashville and have listened to Cook on local radio shows. Trust me when I tell you he HATES the Tennessee Titans.

  34. sowcrates says: Mar 5, 2013 2:25 PM

    daddyb1gdrawz says:
    Mar 5, 2013 1:16 PM
    Maybe they should have just kept Greg Olsen.

    ——-

    3rd round pick acquired from Olsen trade was used in trade that sent two 3rd round picks to Miami for Brandon Marshall.

    Also, while Olsen has improved while in Carolina, in Chicago he averaged a pathetic 10.2 yards/catch, which for a guy of his speed is pretty pathetic.

    Olsen was paid with a 5 year/$22 million contract. Jared Cook might wind up being more expensive then that, and thus out of Chicago’s grasp potentially, but I think Cook is more worth the money

  35. dino2997 says: Mar 5, 2013 2:42 PM

    dennis2488 says:
    Mar 5, 2013 1:55 PM
    The bears have the worst offensive line in football you could put the 4 greatest receivers of all time out there with johnny unitas at qb and they still would be an 8-8 team.

    —————————————————

    fyi…they were 10-6 last season with this very same offensive line without the services of the 4 greatest receivers of all time and Johnny Unitas at QB.

  36. xpensivewinos says: Mar 5, 2013 2:51 PM

    Precisely the type of player Miami desperately needs. So, we know he won’t be going there…..

  37. papatrott says: Mar 5, 2013 2:56 PM

    “The bears have the worst offensive line in football you could put the 4 greatest receivers of all time out there with johnny unitas at qb and they still would be an 8-8 team.”

    While it’s true the offensive line is a weakness, they still managed to win 10 games last year with that weak line and 1 receiver

  38. chi3454 says: Mar 5, 2013 2:56 PM

    dennis2488 says:
    Mar 5, 2013 1:55 PM
    The bears have the worst offensive line in football you could put the 4 greatest receivers of all time out there with johnny unitas at qb and they still would be an 8-8 team.

    ————————

    I would love to hear the thought process behind that. Last year with one good receiver and the worst offensive line in history they still won ten games.

  39. firejerry says: Mar 5, 2013 2:56 PM

    Playing with Kellen Davis “hands of stone” and Devin Hester on the field is like playing 9 players on offense and 11 on defense!!!!

  40. 305phinphan says: Mar 5, 2013 3:16 PM

    Its funny reading these comments from Bears fans how they are a Elite TE or a solid #2 receiver from making the Superbowl. Its quite obvious the Bears real problem is lacking a franchise QB and until they get one they will always finish behind the Packers.

  41. eagleaniac says: Mar 5, 2013 3:23 PM

    Ain’t happening, if you don’t have the money you won’t get him. He’ll look good in green!

  42. buddysguys says: Mar 5, 2013 3:31 PM

    to all the people saying the won 10 games with the terrible O line…..

    sure did win 10 but 2-6 against Playoff teams in regular season.

    the teams they beat were a combined 60-83-1 this year.That’s not very good at all.

  43. sdwat54 says: Mar 5, 2013 3:56 PM

    To all claiming we don’t have any cap space or money, let me remind/inform you that we do have Cliff Stein.

    If we want someone, Stein will find a way to pay them. Best money-man in the biz, period.

    ’nuff said.

  44. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 5, 2013 4:03 PM

    Who can they get to throw him the ball?

  45. chi01town says: Mar 5, 2013 4:29 PM

    The cap is a problem for right now
    but the Bears are reworking some big contracts and they will get the room to get free agents. I just want them to get O-linemen. they can pick up a TE in the draft.

  46. bla bla bla says: Mar 5, 2013 5:47 PM

    Bear fans are Bear fans. The delusion runs deep. At least they’re fun to laugh at.

  47. philtration says: Mar 5, 2013 6:39 PM

    daddyb1gdrawz says:
    Mar 5, 2013 1:16 PM
    Maybe they should have just kept Greg Olsen.
    ===================================

    The Bears traded Olson for a 3rd round pick and then traded that pick (with their own 3rd rounder) for Brandon Marshall.

    Can you think of a better trade made in the NFL over the last 10 years?

  48. ggeagle21 says: Mar 5, 2013 6:50 PM

    Howie “SPLASH” Roseman strikes again….The eagles give the new look Eagles with an emphasis on the run game, RG ANDY LEVITRE….

    Nick Foles shockes the world, blows Vick out the water during camp, and makes it impossible for the coaches to take Foles out the field….so you know what’s coming next right? 2TE, change off pace, shotgun Hurry up, and Jared Cook will go to Philly to become Nick Foles best friend in the ENDZONE..just watch!!!!…If we didn’t have so many holes on defense, I would says hey redo the entire right side of the line with two road graders like Loadholt and Levitre, and ship the TODDfather Herremans back to Andy Reid (for a draft pick next year)

  49. geneatals says: Mar 5, 2013 7:21 PM

    To all those still bitching about Olsen. That trade afforded us Marshall. Take your pic at who’d you have. Olsen can’t block but had good hands. But I don’t regret the trade honestly.

    I’d honestly rather see them draft a TE and/or move Evan Rodriguez to TE.

  50. larryboodry says: Mar 6, 2013 9:41 AM

    dennis2488 says: Mar 5, 2013 1:55 PM

    “The bears have the worst offensive line in football you could put the 4 greatest receivers of all time out there with johnny unitas at qb and they still would be an 8-8 team.”

    I’m picturing Unitas risen from the dead, staggering around like a clueless zombie…Oh wait, that was Jason Campbell.

  51. dfeltz says: Mar 6, 2013 9:48 AM

    For those of you who claim the Bears to have a CAP problem, what are you basing this off of? the Bears’ combined cap number of their top 41 players is about $14.5 million under $121 mill. That doesn’t sound like a problem to me.

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