Around the NFC West: March 6, 2013
The St. Louis Rams were up first. The pairing seemed natural given coach Jeff Fisher's ties to Cook. Fisher was the Titans' head coach when the team drafted Cook in 2009.
I've got another free-agent tight end to consider for the Seahawks: Brandon Myers of the Oakland Raiders. Seattle assistant head coach/offensive line Tom Cable was the Raiders' head coach when the team used a sixth-round pick for Myers in 2009. Cable was also with Oakland when the team drafted Miller.
Myers caught 79 passes for 806 yards and four touchdowns last season. He had 32 catches for 250 yards over three previous NFL seasons. I don't know if the Seahawks are going to pursue Myers, but the tie-in with Cable provides starting point, at least.
Meanwhile, the Titans have said they would like to re-sign Cook, who had 44 receptions for 523 yards when he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in Week 14. Cook, 6-foot-5 and 248 pounds, is more receiver than in-line blocker.
San Francisco's Delanie Walker is another tight end to watch in free agency.