Published: Fri, March 17, 2017
Sport | By Scott Davis

TE Jared Cook Set To Meet With Raiders

TE Jared Cook Set To Meet With Raiders

According to a Thursday afternoon report from Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Oakland Raiders have once again found a way to upgrade their offense.

After his visit with #Vikings, assuming he doesn't sign, TE Jared Cook is expected to meet with #Raiders, I'm told.

Cook, who played with the Green Bay Packers in 2016, won't be returning to the Packers after they signed former New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett to a three-year, $21 million contract last week.

The Raiders snapped a 14-year playoff drought in their second season under head coach Jack Del Rio, and should get a big boost on the offensive side of the ball with the addition of Cook.

Cook, 29, was a key component to the Packers' midseason turnaround last season from 4-6 to the NFC title game, which prompted quarterback Aaron Rodgers to say Cook "needs to be near the top of the priority list [to re-sign], the way he played this year". Rapoport calls this a "huge addition", and apparently that means the type of player who had 30 catches for 377 yards previous year.

Previous year with the Green Bay Packers, Cook had 4 games in which he had only 1 catch and, in each of those games, he had a maximum of 15 yards.

Cook is certainly a talented football player and it's impossible to forget his unbelievable sideline catch against the Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs.

The Oakland Raiders already boasted a unsafe offense last season. In 10 regular season games, he had 30 receptions for 377 yards and a single touchdown.

The Raiders went into free agency with more glaring needs on defense but those have not been filled as of yet.

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