Well, that escalated quickly.
The negotiations between the Green Bay Packers and tight end Jared Cook appear to have reached the point of no return. Talks were cut off Friday morning, as Cook prepared to visit other suitors. We believed the Packers were still in the mix, but now it appears Cook is intent on signing elsewhere.
Jared Cook intends to move on from the #Packers, source said. No deal coming there.
That’s all I have to say.
At this point, I’m not going to speculate on what the issue is. We’re sure to get an idea of that when Cook signs his new contract, but it’s safe to say both parties have a different idea of Cook’s worth.
That’s unfortunate. Next to Nick Perry, Cook was the only must-re-sign guy on my list.
The Packers have nothing at tight end beyond Cook. The only veteran on the roster is Richard Rodgers. In three NFL seasons, he has 101 receptions for 1,006 yards, a lackluster 9.3 per reception. Great hands, not nearly the playmaker the Packers need.
Unless the Packers have Martellus Bennett on the other line, the loss of Cook is going to hurt tremendously.