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TE Jared Cook signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Chargers on Thursday. The deal includes $4.5 million guaranteed.
Cook was released by the Saints during the offseason and ultimately lands a one-year deal with the Chargers. He’ll replace Hunter Henry, who recently signed a three-year deal with the Patriots. Cook hauled in 37 receptions for 504 yards and seven touchdowns across 15 games for the Saints in 2020. The 33-year-old is reuniting with offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi (former Saints QBs coach) and should be familiar with the Chargers playbook. Cook is currently 23rd among all tight ends in the latest expert consensus rankings, but expect that number to rise with the latest news.
The Saints officially released TE Jared Cook.
The team also released TE Josh Hill. The Cook move is a procedural one as he was due an $8.04 million roster bonus on the second day of the new league year. Adam Trautman is a name to watch in New Orleans entering his sophomore campaign.
Jared Cook hauled in five of seven targets for 28 yards and a fumble in Sunday's Divisional Round loss to the Bucs.
Cook had a pretty normal game for his standards, but a crushing hit caused a fumble in the third quarter that the Bucs quickly turned into a touchdown, pulling the game out of reach for the Saints. Although Cook was able to play 15 games this year after just 14 in 2019, he still saw dips in targets, receptions, yards, and touchdowns. He'll head into 2021 as an unrestricted free agent.
Jared Cook tied for a team-high seven targets but only hauled in four for 40 yards in Sunday's playoff win over the Bears.
The seven targets were a great opportunity for Cook as he only hit that number twice during the regular season. In both of those regular season games, he logged 80 yards or scored a touchdown. He failed to do either on Sunday as Michael Thomas and Latavius Murray snagged both of Drew Brees's touchdown throws. Given the teams that will be in the playoffs next week, Cook makes for a safe but boring tight end option in DFS lineups.
Saints TE Jared Cook caught 4-of-5 passes for 43 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Panthers.
Cook has now logged 82 yards or scored a touchdown in four of his past five games. He gets a terrific opportunity for a monster game next week against a Bears defense that has been lit up by enemy tight ends all season.
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