Originally written on Total Titans  |  Last updated 11/12/14

NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 1: Jared Cook #89 and Gerald McRath #51 of the Tennessee Titans run blocking drills during the Tennessee Titans Minicamp on May 1, 2009 at Baptist Sports Park in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)
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 clearly be in the market for anot...
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