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Raiders upgrade at tight end with Jared Cook

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Jan 22 2017 Atlanta GA USA Green Bay Packers tight end Jared Cook runs the ball against Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker De'Vondre Campbell during the third quarter in the 2017 NFC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Cre

The Raiders lost one weapon Thursday but will pick up another with the signing of Green Bay tight end Jared Cook, according to an NFL Media report.

If Cook and the Seahawks are unable to reach a deal today, USA TODAY's Tom Peliserro is reporting Cook will travel to Minnesota for his next visit. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because a contract hasn't been signed.

Ian Rapoport‏ of NFL Network tweeted it out.

Cook, 29, was a key component to the Packers' midseason turnaround last season from 4-6 to the NFC title game, which prompted quarterback Aaron Rodgers to say Cook "needs to be near the top of the priority list [to re-sign], the way he played this year".

Among the 43 tight ends to see at least 30 targets in 2016, Cook finished 31st in Reception Net Expected Points per target.

Originally selected by the Tennessee Titans in the third-round of the 2009 NFL Draft out of South Carolina, Cook then spent his first four seasons in the "Music City".

Cook had a down year for most of last season, including missing six games due to injury. Cook had 18 catches for 229 yards and two scores in three playoff games. In fact, Cook's finest moments in his career came in the playoffs just last season with Green Bay.

In eight National Football League seasons with Tennessee, St. Louis and Green Bay, Cook has 303 catches for 3,880 yards and 17 TDs.

The Vikings appear to be targeting Murray as the replacement for free agent running back Adrian Peterson.

Has Jared Cook enjoyed some fine moments? Oakland is also meeting this week with free agent linebacker Zach Brown, a second person familiar with those plans said on condition of anonymity because the visit was not announced.

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