Interesting Development in the Jared Cook Contract Talks

What’s Cooking?
Dorian “The Trashman” Colbert,

Tight end Jared Cook is a wide receiver, at least according to his positional playing time. Cook spent over 60% of his snaps in 2012 as a slot receiver/wideout, and while that seems irrelevant now, it could make a big impact on ongoing contract talks. The Titans want to assign Cook the franchise tight end tag, which at just under $6 million, is $4.5 million less than a wide receiver’s franchise tag. Cook’s people could argue that since he played the majority of snaps as a receiver, he should be considered one during contract negotiations. $4.5 million is nothing to sniff at, so I don’t expect either side to lay down easily. What I really wonder about is whether fantasy leagues would allow Cook to be played a receiver, in light of this information. I doubt he would be eligible in most cases, but it’s something to consider.

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