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Jared Cook signing with Raiders

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Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is going to have a new target for his passes when he gets back on the field this year.

According to multiple reports, the Raiders are going to sign free agent tight end Jared Cook. Cook also visited with the Seahawks and Vikings after it became clear that he wasn’t going to return to the Packers in 2017.

Cook, who was no. 74 on PFT’s Hot 100 free agent list, spent one year with the Packers and caught 30 passes in 10 regular season outings before going on to catch 18 balls during their three postseason contests. An ankle injury kept him from having more impact in the regular season, but Aaron Rodgers was fond enough of their time together that he called re-signing him a priority for the offseason.

The Packers signed Martellus Bennett and Lance Kendricks at tight end instead, leaving Cook to move on to join Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree as options for Carr in the Raiders’ passing game.

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  1. claydefayette says: Mar 16, 2017 5:22 PM

    Jared Cook will have a better year than Bennett. Good signing by Oakland

  2. raiderston says: Mar 16, 2017 5:22 PM

    LOVE IT!!!

  3. raidernation707 says: Mar 16, 2017 5:25 PM

    Now if O. Howard can fall . We can turn a weakness on our team into a strength

  4. Francis_Dolarhyde says: Mar 16, 2017 5:27 PM

    Rivera is gone so a good signing, from Rodgers to Carr, not a bad deal

  5. PFTCommentSectionIsFullOfBigotry says: Mar 16, 2017 5:29 PM

    So I guess my choice of Raiders some how drafting OJ Howard is our the window!!!

  6. bassplucker says: Mar 16, 2017 5:30 PM

    If the Raiders don’t win the AFC West this season, something is seriously wrong.

  7. sgordon909usdm419 says: Mar 16, 2017 5:30 PM

    This offense is getting more dangerous as the seasons pass.

  8. nyneal says: Mar 16, 2017 5:33 PM

    The Raiders are really putting together a good team and an explosive offense. Cook will help them a lot.

  9. mullman76 says: Mar 16, 2017 5:34 PM

    That’s a nice addition, as long as he can stay healthy.

    Need to add some thump to the defense.


  10. truthbetold109 says: Mar 16, 2017 5:35 PM

    Good luck Jared.

    He played well for us last year at key times even though ram and vikings fans laughed and said he couldn’t catch.

  11. jsuch2 says: Mar 16, 2017 5:36 PM

    This is a good signing for the Silver & Black.

  12. GenXJay says: Mar 16, 2017 5:38 PM

    Oaktown overpaid for Cook’s sevices courtesy of Rick Spielman.

  13. packmangamble says: Mar 16, 2017 5:39 PM

    Good for you Jared! Wished we could have had you back in Green Bay this year but best of luck with the Raiders!!

  14. oneilistheone says: Mar 16, 2017 5:40 PM

    This is like Christmas for Carr! he thinks a couple or more gifts will come?

  15. brettfavreisapacker4ever says: Mar 16, 2017 5:42 PM

    Jared is a good guy. You’ll like him Oakland fans.
    His agent screwed up in GB. Ted offered 3 yrs and $16.5 mil.
    His agent was pushing for something over $20 mil.
    I heard $21.5 mil. Adios amigo.
    M. Bennett came in at $16 mil/3 yr

  16. 1captain1 says: Mar 16, 2017 5:42 PM

    I would have thought LB, CB, and S would have been a higher priority than a TE for the Raiders this off-season.

  17. gdalehogdogger says: Mar 16, 2017 5:44 PM

    Excellent deal for the Raiders. Only hope they stay in Oakland!

  18. loudpackmatt says: Mar 16, 2017 5:50 PM

    he’s a good fit for the raiders I think he uparades the speed at that postion should stretch the field nice at the very least the other 2 tes they have got good hands but not as fast as cook so I think it’s a good fit

  19. gmoney52 says: Mar 16, 2017 5:50 PM

    Hopefully this will entice Zach Brown and AP to join the Party #Superbowl

  20. r8rsfan says: Mar 16, 2017 5:51 PM

    The first letter of his last name may have been the clincher. AC/DC/MC/JC.

  21. radrntn says: Mar 16, 2017 5:52 PM

    Gotta love it …keep it going Reggie….maybe soon to be followed by a Zach Brown signing, and hopefully a visit from Johnathan Hankins

    Go Raiders…Go Reggie!!!

  22. badmoonrison says: Mar 16, 2017 5:58 PM

    Mr. Cook, welcome to the fold. There’s been a lack of consistency from Walford and injuries as well so thats why this is a great signing and a priority. Plus the FA TEs out there are not many.


  23. u4icgroov says: Mar 16, 2017 6:01 PM

    I really hope he’s not getting big money. The talent has always been there, but outside of a couple short stints, he’s never lived up to it. Cook has always had drop issues (I guess that follows suit with Raiders receivers dropping more catchable passes than any other team last year). 1 decent playoff run and an impressive catch later and the media acts like Cook is something special. I hope he proves me wrong.

  24. illumination666 says: Mar 16, 2017 6:05 PM

    Not a Raiders fan.. But wow! Oakland could have done absolutely nothing this offseason, and been a contender next year. Now they’ve signed Patterson and Cook?? And Zach Brown soon? Quietly productive offseason.

  25. westcoastraider says: Mar 16, 2017 6:16 PM

    Another FA on a 2 year deal, Exactly the amount of Years The Raiders are at the moment committed to playing in Oakland.

    Beginning to think FA’s don’t want to sign with the Raiders as they don’t want to play in Vegas, And the ones that do are smart to sign on only to play in Oakland with the option to get out before going out to Vegas,

    I personally think the only ones interested in going to Vegas are the owners who are only thinking of profits and not the players who will have to live / survive out there in Sin City

  26. beerbratscheese says: Mar 16, 2017 6:20 PM

    As a Packers fan I would have liked to see him back in Green Bay. Multiple stories as to why that didn’t happen, but ultimately, I’m glad we got Bennett instead.

    Oakland is quickly becoming one of my favorite AFC teams though, and I wish him, along with Raider Nation, plenty of success.

  27. packsupersoldier says: Mar 16, 2017 6:26 PM

    Good for Cook. Glad he’s out of the NFC and I hope he got a huge deal (comp pick!).

  28. getnakedandrunwild says: Mar 16, 2017 6:49 PM

    Defense wins division titles, playoff games and Super Bowls. Your GOOOOOO REEGGGGGIE (so cute) seems to be ignoring this in FA. Why? Raider D was very soft last year.

    Wake me when GOOOOOO REGGGGGIE wins his first division title, first playoff game and first SB as a GM.

  29. philcodean says: Mar 16, 2017 6:53 PM

    Congrats Raiders and Cookie. Black and silver fans you got a solid TE and paired with Carr he should be able to pick-up where he left off late last year. The guy just needs a place to settle into for a few years and show the nay-sayers what he can contribute before ultimately retiring.

  30. jvw1982 says: Mar 16, 2017 7:10 PM

    Reggie McKenzie is a top 5 GM in the league, he is building a power house in Oakland, once he gets that secondary straight, Raiders will be contending for SB again……That offense will be scary if Carr comes back 100%

  31. crashburn32 says: Mar 16, 2017 7:15 PM

    The Raiders offense is a speedy silver & black Mini-Cooper, a Carr that’s going to Cook defenses like a Crab(tree) in a pot.

    That’s the best I could with those names. Good pickup.

  32. cribbage12 says: Mar 16, 2017 7:44 PM

    As a Bay Area Packers fan (and WI native) I’m happy Cook ended up in Oakland. Exciting young team and QB. Would love to see GB and OAK in Minnesota come Feb.

    Another factor towards what’s turning out to be a great number of draft picks for GB next year.


  33. philcodean says: Mar 16, 2017 8:12 PM

    2 Years – $12.2 Mil; 1st year – $6.1 Mil guaranteed.

  34. johngaltwho says: Mar 16, 2017 8:13 PM

    I like it. I thought he was a class act with the Packers this past year and I was hoping he’d return but obviously, business is business and he left. Glad he went to an AFC team so I can root for him to have a good year.

  35. jjfootball says: Mar 16, 2017 8:29 PM


  36. lunarpie says: Mar 16, 2017 9:58 PM


  37. nomoreseasontix says: Mar 16, 2017 10:24 PM

    Doesn’t this guy have a problem with drops?
    They have enough his that drop the ball. If he can catch, I’ll be a fan.

  38. omeimontis says: Mar 17, 2017 12:00 AM

    People in Vegas will love watching him, LOL

  39. jimmysee says: Mar 17, 2017 4:56 AM

    Very glad Jared found a good home!

  40. eatme2259 says: Mar 17, 2017 8:07 AM

    lunarpie says:
    Mar 16, 2017 9:58 PM


    Not going to happen. Raiders may make it but Packer defense may not get them into the playoffs. It’s Super Bowl LII. XXXXXII is your ladies dress size.

  41. silvernblacksabbath says: Mar 17, 2017 8:59 AM

    We are the Oakland Raiduuuhz..

  42. silvernblacksabbath says: Mar 17, 2017 9:00 AM

    Now can we fix the defense please ….

  43. aarons444 says: Mar 17, 2017 10:28 AM

    Jared Cook will have a better year than Bennett.

    Not likely.

    Jared Cook career highs;

    52 receptions (20014)
    759 yards (alll the way back in 2011)
    5 tds (2013)

    Martellus Bennet averages the last 4 seasons;

    66 rec, 700 yards, 5 tds

  44. aarons444 says: Mar 17, 2017 10:32 AM

    Cook is hands down one the most overrated players in the League.

    You think you’ll get Tarzan, but expect Jane, Raider Nation.

  45. mygirlhassuperhairymanarms says: Mar 17, 2017 10:46 AM

    Reggie McKenzie is a top 5 GM in the league.

    You are joking, right? Top 5???? McKenzie is 30-50 as a GM. No division titles, one playoff appearance (where Brock smoked him), glad he’s not on my team. We win Super Bowls!

  46. canadapackers says: Mar 17, 2017 12:31 PM

    It just goes to show that just because you have a couple of good games doesnt mean that your agent can ask for the moon. Yes the catch against Dallas was all world – but who got him the ball. Yes he can stretch the field but what about the drops and the fact that he missed a lot of time. Cook had a lot more to gain by staying in the Packer offense than he gains by moving to Oakland and he will find out the hard way. I think that Thompson’s signing of both Bennett and Kendricks is a genius move and cant wait to have them have both guys on the field at once – even when Cook and Rodgers were on the field together that worked with the Pack and Kendricks is faster than Rodgers. So long Cook the money may be a few bucks better but you will lose in the long run.

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