Former St. Louis Rams tight end Jared Cook made an official visit with the Green Bay Packers on Monday.
Cook was released by the Rams on February 19. If the Packers were to sign Cook, they would not count toward the Packers’ compensatory pick calculation next year.
Cook played for Rams coach Jeff Fisher while he was in Tennessee. He caught 93 passes for 1,282 yards and seven touchdowns in his final two seasons there and signed a five-year free agent deal to join Fisher in St. Louis.
Cook had 142 receptions for 1,786 yards and eight touchdowns in his first three seasons, but last season, which was the third of the three years, his numbers slipped to 39 receptions and 481 yards with no touchdowns.
The Rams struggled at the quarterback position, which may have played into Cook’s slip in production.
Over Cook’s career, he has averaged 12.8 yards per reception, which is something the Packers like. Last season, the Packers top producing tight end, Richard Rodgers, averaged around nine yards per reception.
The Packers have yet to sign an experienced free agent. The question is, will Cook be more than a one-day visitor to Green Bay.