Jared Cook expected to sign with Raiders

  • Jared Cook expected to sign with Raiders

Jared Cook expected to sign with Raiders

Tight end Jared Cook is visiting the Seahawks today, as first reported by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

The Raiders were reportedly interested in signing Martellus Bennett, but he ended up signing with the Packers.

The deal is valued at $12.2 million and includes a fully guaranteed first year of $5 million with an injury guarantee in the second, sources said.

Walford's development has been slowed by offseason injuries during his two years in the National Football League and he has 61 catches for 688 yards and six TDs in his career. Oakland now has five tight ends on the books for next season.

Instead of signing the guy who literally saved the Packers' postseason with that toe-tapping catch along the left sidelines in the Divisional Playoff game at Dallas in January, the Packers shunned him - mostly because he was asking too much.

An eight-year veteran, Cook played four seasons with the Tennesee Titans and three with the St. Louis Rams before joining the Packers.

Last season, in what would become his lone go-round as a member of the Packers, Cook appeared in 10 regular season games en route to producing 30 receptions for 337 yards and one touchdown. Or maybe it's the player with a single touchdown over the last two seasons.

The Raiders went into free agency with more glaring needs on defense but those have not been filled as of yet. After the Packers made a decision to go in a different direction, it took another week before the Raiders actually took the step to sign the tight end.

Despite not having prolific numbers last season, Cook was a major catalyst for Green Bay's offense.