Seahawks bringing in Jared Cook for a visit

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When the Seahawks travel to Green Bay later this year, they may be bringing a familiar face with them.

Tight end Jared Cook, who won’t be returning to the Packers after the team’s decision to sign Martellus Bennett, will visit the Seahawks, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.

Tight end Jimmy Graham is due to make $7.9 million in 2017, which could prompt speculation that the Seahawks are exploring the possibility of swapping out Cook for Graham at a discount. However, Graham earned on Saturday a $2 million roster bonus.

That doesn’t mean they have to keep him, but it means that if they don’t they will have given him $2 million for nothing.

27 responses to “Seahawks bringing in Jared Cook for a visit

  1. He (and his agent) made a mistake. He had good rapport with Rodgers and found a place he could be successful but it went to his head. Business is business.

  2. Graham has looked decent but not anywhere close to the playmaker he was in New Orleans, factor in that he can’t/won’t block and I can see Seattle wanting to put there money elsewhere.

    They could probably get someone to work out a long term deal with Graham and be able to trade him.

  3. I don’t really see why the author thinks that they would sign Cook and have to let Graham go. I am not familiar with Seattle’s cap number but there would be nothing wrong with having both on the roster for this year and figuring things out long term after the season. The cap is pretty big this year so I would think it must be easier to manipulate by a good GM.

    I am not a Seattle fan, it just bugged me that the author makes it seem preposterous that they would keep both, even saying that they would have given Graham $2 million for nothing, if they sign Cook.

  4. filthymcnasty3 says:
    This guy is a really good player. Wish we still had him.
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    If it came down to choosing only one — and apparently it did — I would choose Martellus Bennett over Jarod Cook.
    I say that because Bennett has excelled in multiple systems and plays hurt, while Cook has missed time with injuries and didn’t really shine until he joined Aaron Rodgers and a system that best utilizes his skills.
    But Cook is a weapon, and damn, it sure would have been nice to have both!

  5. Dude can make plays but gets hurt literally every year. He’s trippin if he thought he was gettin top dollar for his nice 10 game stretch last year. He’ll be lucky to get a 2yr/10mil with half that guaranteed

  6. Why do people assume it’s one TE or the other? Two TEs like Cook and Graham are a nightmare for opposing defenses if they are both out there together. They can both stretch the defense on pass plays abs if teams go dime package they will both have an advantage blocking (yes, even Graham). With a mobile QB who is proficient on the bootleg, waggle, even etc, this seems like a dream pairing.

  7. filthymcnasty3 says:
    Mar 13, 2017 8:54 PM
    This guy is a really good player. Wish we still had him.
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    I’m sure if he was visiting the Vikings you’d be saying he was a terrible packer castoff.

  8. Luke Willson is likely getting the negotiating FA squeeze and even if Jared Cook ends up signing, it will not mean Graham is going anywhere. Luke would likely have to get another gig.

  9. Cookie should get paid. His toes will go down in history. But in a pinch, Aaron’s arm to Mason Crosby’s foot is a club within which one wants to be.

  10. Good riddance to this goon.

    Let him perform his dissapearing act somewhere else.

    .. Seattle should know better. How often did he do anything against them when he was with the Rams? Half past never.

  11. I”m a Packer Fan why is that people are upset he wont be on the Packers. Cook only had 400 yards of receiving was hurt most of the year. That catch against Dallas was nice but he isn’t worth 9 Million a season. Bennett is way better and the Packers wanted him a year ago but was traded to New England

  12. Wow, Seahawks sure seem to be a fan of the Packers’ sloppy seconds this offseason. What is this, like the fourth Packer FA to visit Seattle?

  13. silvernblacksabbath says:
    Mar 14, 2017 11:10 AM

    Is he a better blocker than Graham?

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    If I were to even attempt to block, I would be a better blocker than Graham…

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