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Well, contrary to what everybody expected, the Tennessee Titans did not end up using the franchise tag on Jared Cook. The biggest sticking point seemed to be the issue I mostly dismissed in my franchise tag analysis, whether he would be considered a tight end or a wide receiver. This could have been avoided if the Titans and Cook could come to terms on a longer-term deal, but apparently the two sides couldn't reach agreement there either, for unsurprising reasons. It's still possible the two sides could come to an agreement before or even after the new league year begins March 12, but I think Cook's done in Tennessee unless the money from the Titans is clearly better than the money elsewhere (which it won't be). As I noted on Twitter earlier, losing a player who seems like he doesn't want to be here doesn't bother me too much. Best of luck to Cook in his next stop.
Since we're pretty sure that the Titans will not have Jared Cook in 2013, they'll c...
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After the Titans made the decision to not apply their franchise tag to TE Jared Cook, it seems as though Cook will end up being among the most sought-after free agents in this year’s market.
Here are the latest notes regarding the market for Cook.
Ben Volin tweets that he expects to see the Dolphins show interest in signing Cook.
Ian Rapoport reported on Tuesday that a source...
All signs pointed to the Tennessee Titans placing the franchise tag on tight end Jared Cook this offseason, but they ultimately decided against it.
The Titans announced today that they won’t tag Cook.
The #Titans will not be placing the franchise tag on any of their potential free agents.
— Tennessee Titans (@TennesseeTitans) March 4, 2013
Some people expect Cook to be a highly...
With plenty of cash to spend, it appears that the Miami Dolphins are ready to stock up on some playmakers for second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill heading into 2013. 2012 leading receiver Brian Hartline appears to be in negotiations with the Dolphins for a new contract and reports are suggesting that with the opening of the free agency period, Miami is going hard after two offensive...
According to Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com, 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.
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Sean Jenson of the Chicago Tribune reports that a source has informed him that the Bears are “likely” to show interest in impending free agent Jared Cook in the coming weeks.
The Bears have been rumored to be looking for an upgrade at tight end for a few years now, so it’s not surprising that they would at least consider a guy like Cook.
Chicago brought in Aaron Kromer...
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...
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...
The Titans decided not to use their franchise tag on tight end Jared Cook.Fantasy Spin:Cook was preparing to ask for the wide receiver's minimum rather than the significantly lower tight end salary and the Titans decided it just wasn't worth the hassle. Now that Cook is officially a free agent, Jason La Canfora from CBS expects the Rams (coached by Cook's former Tennessee...
Titans free agent tight end Jared Cook was not given the franchise tag on Monday and hell likely draw a lot of interest including from the Bears, Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun Times reports citing a league source.
A handful of clubs have a need for a pass-catching tight end, and Cook is arguably the most desirable, given his combination of size (6 foot 5, 246 pounds), speed...
Earlier today it was reported that the Bears are interested in going after Titans tight end Jared Cook when free agency kicks off next week. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network (via NFL.com), the Titans plan on doing all they can to re-sign Cook and not let him leave Tennessee. Although Cook is eager to test the market, the Titans aren’t prepared to let him walk without...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. In making the biggest move of the off-season thus far, the Tennessee Titans did nothing.
Coveted tight end Jared Cook did not receive the team's franchise tag by Monday's deadline for roster retention. Come Tuesday, should the Titans not be able to re-sign their 2009 third-round draft pick, Cook will enter the free-agency market.
This past weekend, Cook...
The Tennessee Titans have decided against franchising free agent tight end Jared Cook.
The Titans have said all off-season that Cook is a big part of their plans, but the team apparently decided against placing the tag on Cook for fear that a grievance to be tagged as a wide receiver might fall in Cook's favor.
The tight end franchise number is $6.07 million, while the...
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...