Adam Forsythe / March 13,2019
One of the biggest positions of need for the New Orleans Saints heading into this offseason is clearly tight end. In an attempt to fill that need, the team has scheduled a visit with former Oakland Raiders’ tight end Jared Cook. The visit is set to take place tomorrow.
NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reported the news on Twitter on Wednesday evening.
Former Saints’ tight end Benjamin Watson announced his retirement earlier in the regular season. Adding Cook instantly fills that void. At the age of 31, Cook is coming off a career year with the Raiders in which he hauled in 68 receptions for 896 yards and six touchdowns.
As Rapoport noted, Cook is widely regarded as the top free agent target at the tight end position. If the New Orleans Saints can add Cook to their offense, which already features stars like quarterback Drew Brees, wide receiver Michael Thomas, and running back Alvin Kamara, this group may become truly unstoppable.
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