|No. 87 – Oakland Raiders|
|Date of birth:||April 7, 1987|
|Place of birth:||Birmingham, Alabama|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||254 lb (115 kg)|
|High school:||Suwanee (GA) North Gwinnett|
|NFL Draft:||2009 / Round: 3 / Pick: 89|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 3, 2017|
Jared Alan Cook (born April 7, 1987) is an American football tight end for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of South Carolina and was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He has also played for the St. Louis Rams and Green Bay Packers
Cook attended North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, Georgia. While there he played wide receiver. As a senior, he caught 32 passes for 800 yards and ten touchdowns. He also competed in track as a high jumper.
Cook played college football at the University of South Carolina. During his career he started 15 of 36 games for the Gamecocks at tight end, finishing his career with 73 receptions for 1,107 yards and seven touchdowns.
|Ht||Wt||40‑yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20‑ss||3‑cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 5 in
|4.50 s||1.60 s||2.64 s||4.56 s||7.25 s||41 in
|10 ft 3 in
|All values are from NFL Combine, except short shuttle and cone drill from Pro Day|
Cook was selected in the third round (89th overall) by the Tennessee Titans in the 2009 NFL Draft. On July 7, 2009, he signed a contract with the Titans. In his rookie season, Cook finished the season with 9 receptions for 74 yards in 14 games.
Cook's second season was much more productive, he appeared in all 16 games including one start. He finished the season with 29 catches for 361 yards and one touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs.
St. Louis Rams
Cook signed a five-year contract with the St. Louis Rams on March 12, 2013. after the Titans decided not to put the franchise tag on him following his request to be tagged as a wide receiver, which attracts a bigger pay. In his first game with the Rams in 2013, Cook recorded 141 yards and 2 touchdowns on 7 receptions in a 27-24 win over the Arizona Cardinals. He fumbled a possible third touchdown in the first quarter that was stripped by Tyrann Mathieu. His production slowed down for the remainder of the season, but he still finished with 51 receptions for 671 yards and 5 touchdowns. He finished with almost identical numbers in 2014. Cook's tallies fell in 2015 to 39 catches on 75 targets for 481 yards.
He was released by the Rams on February 19, 2016.
Green Bay Packers
On March 28, 2016, Cook signed with the Green Bay Packers. The deal was a one-year $2.75 million with another $900,000 available through incentives. For the 2016 regular season Cook caught 30 passes for 377 yards and 1 touchdown. On January 15, 2017 in a divisional-round playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys, Cook caught a pass from Aaron Rodgers for a 36-yard gain with 3 seconds remaining in the game, setting up the game-winning field goal by Mason Crosby. Cook's stats for the game were 6 catches for 104 yards and a touchdown.
NFL career statistics
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- "Titans agree to terms with draft picks Cook and Kropog". TitansOnline.com. July 7, 2009. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- Jared Cook agrees a 5-year-contract with St. Louis Rams
- Tennessee Titans will fight to keep Jared Cook
- Sessler, Marc (February 19, 2016). "Rams cut Chris Long, James Laurinaitis, Jared Cook". NFL.com. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- "Packers sign TE Jared Cook". www.packers.com. Retrieved 2016-03-29.
- "Packers sign TE Jared Cook". bleacherreport.com. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
- "Jared Cook player profile". espn.com.
- "Packers' Mason Crosby sets record with 2 late 50-yard field goals". espn.com.
- Wesseling, Chris (March 16, 2017). "Raiders agree to terms with Jared Cook on 2-year deal". NFL.com.
- "Raiders Sign TE Jared Cook". Raiders.com. March 16, 2017.
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