Posted: 3/18/2021 5:48 pm UTC
Free agent TE Jared Cook on Thursday, March 18, signed with the Los Angeles Chargers, according to a source, receiving a one-year, $6 million contract with $4.5 million guaranteed.
Huddle Up: The soon-to-be 34-year-old Cook is coming off four-year lows in targets (60), receptions (37) and receiving yards (504) while finishing 17th among tight ends with 129.4 total PPR points. He's the presumed replacement for Hunter Henry in L.A. and gets a QB bump with second-year Justin Herbert at the helm, but he's still a mid-level TE2 for 2021 fantasy purposes.
Posted: 3/03/2021 10:11 pm UTC
Free-agent TE Jared Cook (Saints) could be a target for the New England Patriots this offseason, in the opinion of NESN's Zack Cox.
Huddle Up: The Patriots used multiple tight ends this season but none of them posted 200 receiving yards. Cook can still be a productive pass catcher for a team but probably will not be more than a No. 2 fantasy tight end.
Posted: 3/03/2021 9:51 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints TE Jared Cook was released Wednesday, March 3.
Huddle Up: Cook was scheduled to be a free agent this offseason, so he can start talking to teams now instead of waiting a few more weeks. He should receive some interest from teams and can be a solid pass catcher for a team. Cook probably will be a No. 2 fantasy tight end in most leagues next season.
Posted: 2/15/2021 9:30 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent TE Jared Cook probably will not re-sign with the Saints this offseason because of the team's salary cap situation, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Mike Triplett.
Huddle Up: Cook has caught 16 touchdowns over the last two seasons and can still be a productive tight end for a team. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 or a high-end No. 2 fantasy tight end next season depending on his situation.
Posted: 1/16/2021 12:07 am UTC
New Orleans Saints TE Jared Cook (back) was upgraded to a full practice Friday, Jan. 15, and no longer appears on the injury report for the NFC Divisional Round game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: Cook has established a solid floor over the last three games with Drew Brees getting more comfortable following his return from injury, finishing with either three or four catches and at least 40 yards each time. The 33-year-old posted 5-80-0 (Week 1) and 2-30-0 (Week 9) lines against the Buccaneers earlier this season, inspiring some confidence as a mid-priced DFS play at tight end this weekend.
Posted: 1/15/2021 9:38 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints CB Patrick Robinson (hamstring) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for the NFC Divisional Round game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. OL Will Clapp (non-injury) was added to the injury report and did not practice Friday, Jan. 15; he is listed as questionable. RB Latavius Murray (quad) and QB Taysom Hill (knee) were upgraded to a limited practice Friday and are also listed as questionable. DE Trey Hendrickson (neck), TE Jared Cook (back) and OT Terron Armstead (elbow) were upgraded to a full practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.
Posted: 1/15/2021 1:18 am UTC
New Orleans Saints TE Jared Cook (back) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 14.
Huddle Up: Cook tied for the most targets on the team during the Wild Card playoff game but finished with only 40 yards. He should have a solid role against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and could be a possible low-end No. 1 tight end in some leagues.
Posted: 1/14/2021 9:18 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints CB Patrick Robinson (hamstring), RB Latavius Murray (quad) and QB Taysom Hill (knee) did not practice for a second consecutive day Thursday, Jan. 14. DE Trey Hendrickson (neck), TE Jared Cook (back) and OT Terron Armstead (elbow) were limited.
Posted: 1/13/2021 9:46 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints TE Jared Cook (back) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 13.
Huddle Up: Cook has been targeted at least five times in three of the last four games but has posted at least 50 yards in only one of those games. He will see a handful of targets this week but can be avoided in most leagues.
Posted: 12/26/2020 3:05 am UTC
New Orleans Saints TE Jared Cook caught three of his four targets for 82 yards in a 52-33 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 16.
Huddle Up: It was a season high in receiving yards for Cook, and it ended a streak of seven straight games with less than 50 yards for the veteran tight end. His overall numbers have dipped significantly from last season, but with six scores, he remains a touchdown-dependent streaming option.