Nov 25, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; Tennessee Titans tight end Jared Cook (89) runs in the second quarter of their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans Confirm They Will Keep Jared Cook

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Tennessee Titans tight end Jared Cook was unhappy with the way he was used in the team’s offense last season and even requested a trade, but that will not stop the Titans from keeping their highly talented tight end.

The Titans confirmed that they will not be letting Cook go during free agency and they will be working on a long-term deal, per Titans beat writer Terry McCormick.

If Tennessee is not able to reach a long-term agreement with Cook, they will designate him as their franchise player and slap him with the $5.962 million tight end franchise tag. The franchise tag window opened for NFL teams on Monday and runs through the next two weeks.

The team’s willingness to keep Cook in town shows that they could very well be looking to feature him more in the offense next season. Not only would Cook be happy with more involvement in the offense, but the fans should get excited that the Titans are looking to lock up one of their talented offensive players and get the ball in his hands next year.

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