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  Titans | Cook still bothered by injury    Tue Sep 29, 06:20 PM

The Tennessean is reporting that rookie tight end Jared Cook is still slowed by an ankle injury and has yet to record his first NFL reception. "I'm hopeful that he'll be 100 percent this week," Fisher said. "He's still struggling with it. ... We want to get him involved in our game plan, but a lot has to do with how he responds this week."

Footballguys view: With Cook and Bo Scaife banged up veteran Alge Crumpler has been getting targeted often in the first three weeks. Cook plays more like a "super sized" wide receiver, and is an extremely athletic tight end in the mold of Vernon Davis.

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  Titans | Cook expected to play next week    Sat Sep 12, 08:28 AM

Jim Wyatt, from the Tennessean, reports rookie tight end Jared Cook is expected to play against the Texans, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.

Footballguys view: An MRI revealed that Bo Scaife's injury wasn't serious, and he could be good to go for week two. However, the team has liked what they've seen so far from rookie Jared Cook. He has elite athleticism, and play more like a "super sized" wide receiver than a tight end. The Titans could work him into the offense more, while phasing out the veteran Scaife. Cook has the type of game that creates mismatches every time he's on the field.

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  Buccaneers | Cook, others released on cut day    Sat Sep 5, 06:33 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released OT Anthony Alabi, CB Kyle Arrington, DT Chris Bradwell, C Rob Bruggeman, PK Matt Bryant, DE Jarriett Buie, S Steve Cargile, WR Patrick Carter, FB Jameel Cook, DT Rashaad Duncan, WR Cortez Hankton, DE Louis Holmes, WR Kareem Huggins, CB Darrell Hunter, OT James Lee, WR Marcus Maxwell, TE Jason Pociask, TE Ryan Purvis, LB Bo Ruud and WR Mario Urrutia. S Donte' Nicholson was waived injured.

Footballguys view: We like TE Ryan Purvis here, and he could find his way to the Bucs practice squad. He was Matt Ryan's security blanket at Boston College, and made a few plays for Tampa Bay this preseason, including catching a 2-point conversion from Josh Johnson.

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  Titans | Team loves what Jared Cook can do    Thu Aug 13, 08:08 PM

Don Banks, from SI.com, reports the real playmaker in the Titans draft class might wind up being Jared Cook, a 6-foot-5, 246-pound former South Carolina standout. Cook is athletic enough to line up at wideout, could present huge matchup problems for defenses, and some expect him to emerge as Tennessee's third-best receiver. "He's got that ability [to play outside],'' Fisher told me. "It's another weapon. It's Chris Johnson at the tight end position."

Footballguys view: So far in his playing career Cook has been compared to Calvin Johnson (by his college coach Steve Spurrier), and now Jeff Fisher compares him to Chris Johnson. Obviously, Jared Cook is an extremely athletic player that is too big for safeties to cover, and too fast for linebackers to cover. He's not the world's best blocker, so the Titans may line him up out wide, like a super-sized receiver. Because of his leaping ability, Cook also makes for a great red zone target.

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  Titans | Cook could have an early impact    Wed Aug 5, 09:44 PM

Paul Kuharsky, from ESPN.com, reports if Titans rookie TE Jared Cook keeps doing what he's been doing, the Titans will have a hard time not using him in Pittsburgh on opening night. Right now, if you list the team's three most dynamic weapons on offense, I am certain Johnson is No. 1, feel confident putting Washington second and don't feel like I am stretching to place Cook third.

Footballguys view: Jared Cook may never be confused for a traditional tight end, but the demands of the position is changing and Cook is an extremely athletic weapon. While in college his coach Steve Spurrier compared his athletic ability to that of Calvin Johnson. Cook plays like a big receiver, and while he may struggle blocking, he creates mismatches every time he's on the field because he's too big for a safety to cover and too fast for a linebacker to cover.

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  Titans | Team will move Cook around    Thu Jul 2, 07:46 PM

CBSSports.com reports that Titans third round pick TE Jared Cook said that the team is going to use him at other positions than tight end at the NFL Rookie Symposium. Cook said. "They have me in different places. Hopefully I can come in and make an impact."

Footballguys view: Cook is certainly talented enough to be a valuable situational weapon early in his career, but with Bo Scaife still around getting most of the passing targets devoted to the tight end, and the Titans still wanting to be a run-first team, Cook is not worth taking in redraft leagues.

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