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Top free agent tight end Jared Cook set to visit Saints on Thursday, report says

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The Saints could fill a big hole Thursday, with a major tight end name.

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The New Orleans Saints have been very clear about their need to add weapons to their passing attack, specifically at the tight-end position. And according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, they’ll be swinging for the fences as soon as Thursday.

Cook spent his last two seasons in Oakland and is coming off of a career year in which he helped lead a turbulent and banged up Raiders team in receptions, yards, and touchdowns. Cook’s season ending totals were also all career highs. With the Saints already possibly welcoming pass-rusher Ezekiel Ansah in for a visit as well, Thursday could be a huge day for NOLA. But Cook would fill a more urgent and pressing need.

After the departure of Mark Ingram and the incoming rumors surrounding backup Teddy Bridgewater, would the 31-year-old Cook signing bring a fresh breath of air?

He shouldn’t come cheap considering he outperformed the $5.6 million per year Oakland paid him in 2018. A pay raise will for sure be discussed and we all know what happened the last time New Orleans spent big money on a tight-end.

Overall, would Cook be the complement to Micheal Thomas the Saints desperately missed last season? Vote and leave your comments below!

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