St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher, formally of the Tennessee Titans has slowly brought former Titans players over to his new team. First, it was cornerback Cortland Finnegan and now it is tight end Jared Cook. Jared Cook was considered the top tight end in the free agent class but when the Tennessee Titans signed former San Francisco 49ers tight end Delanie Walker.
So the Rams went out and acquired tight end Jared Cook with a five year contract. The “rumored price tag” is $8 million per year though that’s an awful lot of someone who has never cleared 50 receptions in a season.
Cook is still young at 26 and is set to be entering his prime and could become one of Sam Bradford’s favorite targets. Even though he is a tight end he could serve as a slot receiver as well. He has a big frame at 6-5 and 248 pounds but has been timed at 4.4 seconds in the 40 yard dash.
The Rams also seem to be ok with wide receiver Danny Amendola and running back Green Bay Packers Are Favorite To Sign Steven Jackson” href=”http://nflspinzone.com/2013/03/12/green-bay-packers-are-favorite-to-sign-steven-jackson/”>Steven Jackson walking away. The Rams are determined to acquire players that are “big play” threats and view Amendola as Jackson as reliable chain movers who lack the ability to make big plays.
Cook averages 13.1 yards per career catch and has 8 touchdowns.