Found March 02, 2013 on NFL Trade Rumors:
Reports from Friday suggested that Titans free agent TE Jared Cook is looking to pick up where Packers TE Jermichael Finley left off last year in regards to being classified as a wide receiver, instead of a tight end. Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reported on Friday that the Titans are prepared to use their franchise tag on Cook before the March 4 deadline, but Cook issue is related to compensation, as tight ends stand to make $4 million less than receivers. The Titans flexed Cook out 57 percent of his snaps last season, according to Ian Rapoport, so he’s hoping that this will be enough to convince an arbitrator that he should be considered a receiver. This argument didn’t hold for Finley last season, but there’s actually a precedent for splitting the difference between franchise tags. Terrell Suggs previously argued that he should be considered defensive end and not an outside linebacker based on the same logic and wound up with the difference between the two tags. Wide receivers wil...

Titans Prepared To Franchise TE Jared Cook On Monday?

Titans Insider Terry McCormick expects Tennessee to franchise TE Jared Cook on Monday. Cook is reportedly prepared to argue that he should be considered wide receiver given that he lined up as a receiver 67 percent of the time last season. This is a difference of close to $4.5 million. We wrote yesterday that there’s a precedent for arbitrators splitting the difference in these...

Report: Titans expected to place the TE franchise tag on Jared Cook

According to Terry McCormick of, the Tennessee Titans are expected to place the franchise tag on tight end Jared Cook. If this is the case, you can probably expect Cook and the players union to argue that he should be tagged as a wide receiver.  Some people feel like he has a case and could end up winning if he does choose to fight it.       Need NFL Tickets...

Titans Expected To Tag Jared Cook

The Titans are expected to use their franchise tag on tight end Jared Cook. SOURCE: Terry McCormick, National Football PostFantasy Spin:If only it were that simple. Technically Cook is listed as a tight end but he's trying to argue that he's actually a wide receiver. As a tight end, Cook (44 catches, 523 yards, four TD in 2012) would only be entitled to $6.066 million but...

2013 Tennessee Titans franchise tag analysis

Last offseason, I wrote an analysis of which Titans might be franchise tag candidates. Naturally, after I wrote that, every other starting safety scheduled to hit the market got franchised, and the Titans ended up franchising Michael Griffin and later signing him to a long-term deal. This offseason, I wanted to get the positional analyses done first. While I was in the middle of...

Why Chris Johnson Has Delusional Goals for 2013

In a recent interview with NFL Live on ESPN, Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson laid out his goals for 2013.Those goals include having more rushing yards than Adrian Peterson (who in 2012 rushed for 2,097 yards and won the MVP award) and breaking the single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards set by Eric Dickerson in 1984.Johnson seems to be extremely confident in his abilities...

Titans Chris Johnson Says He Will Break Eric Dickerson’s Rushing Title Record

Do you remember the time that Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson was the most feared back in the NFL? It was a few years ago and for those who play fantasy football always knew that he was either the number one or two overall pick. Fast forward to the present, CJ2K is sometimes not picked up until the third round. It seems like ever since there was the big contract holdout...
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