TE Jared Cook - Green Bay Packers
|6-6, 246||Born: 4-7-1987||College: South Carolina||Drafted: Round 3|
News you need to know
From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Oct 17): Cook (ankle injury) was listed as out on Friday's injury report, didn't practice at all last week, and he was inactive on Sunday as expected.
General News (Wed Oct 19): is out for this week's game.
General News (Tue Oct 18): did not practice on Tuesday.
Week 7: vs Chicago Bears
Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. This is one of the storied rivalries of the NFC, so look for a spirited battle between these NFC North teams on Thursday. The Packers' passing game got close to 300 yards last weekend, with 31/42 for 294 yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown by Aaron Rodgers, and one sack taken for zero yards. Ty Montgomery, in a hybrid RB/WR role, handled 12 targets and led the team in receiving with 10/98/0, followed by Randall Cobb (11 targets for 7/53/1 receiving) and Jordy Nelson (seven for 5/68/0). Davante Adamas handled three targets for 2/34/0 but exited the game with what turned out to be a concussion. He didn't practice on Tuesday and with a short week to get ready for this Thursday Night game, it would be a surprise to see Adams playing this week. The Bears' secondary took some injury attrition, too, last weekend - cornerback Deiondre' Hall (ankle) was spotted with his right ankle in a cast following a Week Six loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is considered week-to-week after it was revealed he did not suffer a fracture and will not require surgery. Cornerback Tracy Porter emerged from the game with a knee injury and both he and Hall missed the team practice on Tuesday for the upcoming Thursday game. Last week in the game, Chicago gave up 20/33 for 263 net yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown to Blake Bortles and company (with two sacks for -8 yards). Two weeks ago Andrew Luck threw 28/39 for 298 net yards passing, two TDs and zero interceptions thrown, with five sacks taken for -24 yards while facing Chicago. They are not a shut-down secondary, as you can see - right now, the Bears average 233.5 net passing yards allowed per game (10th in the NFL) but they have been far beyond that mark in recent weeks. From Week Four to Week Six of the 2016 season (over the last three weeks), Chicago has averaged 17.5 fantasy points allowed per game to opposing quarterbacks (seventh-least in the NFL); and 24.2 fantasy points per game allowed to wide receivers (14th-most); with 6.3 fantasy points given up per game to tight ends (13th-least). This is a mediocre pass defense as of Week Seven. This looks like a good matchup for the home-team Packers. Also, Lacy is banged up (he might not play) and the rushing matchup isn't great, so the Packers' offense will likely lean on Rodgers' passing arm in this one.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2016 Week 3 vs DET (3 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
The Packers wanted to get Cook more involved, but that was derailed early in the second quarter by an ankle injury which forced Cook from the game. On the play, the pass went off his shoulder pads and then he appeared to be tackled by a defender, with the Lions player landing on Cook's legs. Cook had a nice catch on a slant in the first quarter, and was targeted one other time before his injury, which is not believed to be season-ending.
2016 Week 2 vs MIN (6 / 4 / 31 / 0 rec)
Cook saw more snaps and more targets but still is an afterthought in the offense. Further, on one goal-line play he was supposed to block for Eddie Lacy and wandered through the hole, lost. Lacy gained a couple of yards, but a proper effort on blocking might have sprung him.
2016 Week 1 vs JAX (2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
After a very nice preseason which seemed to indicate Cook was going to see a lot of work from Aaron Rodgers, he saw very little work. Cook has consistently disappointed in the past and if we're to take anything from Week 1, it may be that it's going to happen again.
Latest NewsPackers | Week 7 Inactives (Thu Oct 20, 07:13 PM) - The Green Bay Packers have declared FS Chris Banjo, CB Damarious Randall, RB James Starks, TE Jared Cook, WR Jared Abbrederis, OT Kyle Murphy, CB Quinten Rollins inactive for Week 7. Packers | Green Bay's Wednesday status report (Wed Oct 19, 04:39 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Jared Abbrederis (quadriceps), S Chris Banjo (hamstring), TE Jared Cook (ankle), CB Damarious Randall (groin), CB Quinten Rollins (groin) and RB James Starks (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 19, and have been ruled out for Week 7. OT Bryan Bulaga (back) participated fully. link to story Packers | Green Bay's Thursday practice report (Tue Oct 18, 05:32 PM) - Green Bay Packers S Chris Banjo (hamstring), TE Jared Cook (ankle), CB Damarious Randall (groin), CB Quinten Rollins (groin) and RB James Starks (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 18. WR Jared Abbrederis (quadriceps) and OT Bryan Bulaga (back) were limited. link to story Packers | Green Bay's Monday practice report (Mon Oct 17, 05:46 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Jared Abbrederis (quadriceps), S Chris Banjo (hamstring), OT Bryan Bulaga (back), TE Jared Cook (ankle), CB Damarious Randall (groin), CB Quinten Rollins (groin) and CB Sam Shields (concussion) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 17. This practice report is an estimation as the Packers did not practice. link to story Packers | Week 6 inactives for Packers (Sun Oct 16, 03:23 PM) - The Green Bay Packers have declared FS Chris Banjo, DL Christian Ringo, RB James Starks, TE Jared Cook, OT Kyle Murphy, CB Quinten Rollins, CB Sam Shields inactive for Week 6. More News
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