Jared Cook's impact on Oakland Raiders offense is being overblown

Jan 22 2017 Atlanta GA USA Green Bay Packers tight end Jared Cook runs the ball against Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker De'Vondre Campbell during the third quarter in the 2017 NFC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Cre

The deal is valued at $12.2 million and includes a fully guaranteed first year of $5 million with an injury guarantee in the second, sources said.

Cook received interest from multiple teams, including the Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings, after the Packers signed tight end Martellus Bennett, but elected to join a young Raiders offense that looks to be on the rise behind the arm of quarterback Derek Carr.

Cook actually struggled during the regular season past year, but he picked up the pace during the playoffs. Since their primary target is gone, they might as well recruit one of the Packers' top tight end last season.

Cook's presence made a significant difference in the fortunes of the Packers last season. Cook, who will turn 30 on April 7, has played with the Titans, Rams and Packers. So we'll have to see if he gets out of there without a contract before considering him a serious option in Oakland.

Cook was at his best in the post season, catching 18 passes for 229 yards and two touchdowns in three games, including a six-catch, 103-yard effort with a touchdown in a 34-31 win over Dallas. Since arriving in Tennessee back in 2009-2010, he has appeared in at least 10 regular season games in each of his National Football League seasons. Absolutely. Is he an elite tight end?

After his visit with #Vikings, assuming he doesn't sign, TE Jared Cook is expected to meet with #Raiders, I'm told.

Cook is the third offensive player the Raiders have added this offseason following receiver Cordarrelle Patterson and offensive lineman Marshall Newhouse.

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