Details are beginning to emerge regarding the deal that Jared Cook signed with the Green Bay Packers.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the former Rams' tight end signed a one-year deal worth $3.6 million. in reality, it is a $2.75 million contract that includes up to an additional $900,000 in incentives.
Cook embodies exactly what the offense lacks — a big, fast playmaker whom safeties need to account for in the middle of the field. He has 273 catches for 3,503 yards (12.9 yards per reception) and 16 touchdowns since entering the league as a third-round pick with the Tennessee Titans in 2009.
The Packers weren't the only team interested in signing Cook, as NFC North rival Chicago Bears, along with the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons were all competing for his services.
With roughly $13 million in salary-cap space in 2016 prior to the Cook signing, the Packers figure to have roughly $10 million left over when the deal is in the books.
This may allow the team to make further moves this offseason, which would explain why the team opted for a one-year deal.
Cook's one-year, $2.75M contract includes $1.425M base, $825K signing bonus, $475K roster and $25K workout bonuses. Another $900K incentives
Cook's one-year, $2.75M contract includes $1.425M base, $825K signing bonus, $475K roster and $25K workout bonuses. Another $900K incentives— Weston Hodkiewicz (@WesHod) March 28, 2016
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