The Green Bay Packers introduced their newest player, Jared Cook, to the media on Tuesday, and the newly-signed tight end did not disappoint in a conference call with reporters. As many of those media members have reported, Cook sounded excited and hungry, and certainly brimmed with enthusiasm about playing under Mike McCarthy and with his new quarterback.
Cook's addition may be the last major addition to the 2016 roster before the NFL Draft, but it is certainly notable and should give McCarthy an impressive group of weapons to work with this season. Of course, that is predicated on getting through the season with reasonably good health at the receiver and tight end positions.
Check out that and much more, including news of several Packers taking part in a finance clinic and the opinion of a former Packer on Clay Matthews' position, in today's curds below.
Jared Cook strives for new heights with Aaron Rodgers at QB | JSOnline.com
Playing with an elite quarterback was the main thing that Cook was looking for in free agency. He certainly got it.
New Packers TE Jared Cook finally finds QB stability in Aaron Rodgers - ESPN
We've discussed this factor ad nauseum - Cook's quarterbacks in the NFL have been a brutal group, with only Matt Hasselbeck being of note.
Green and Bold: Packers Executing Vision for 2016 Offense | Cheesehead TV
Mike McCarthy's comments about the failures of the passing game in 2015 are a bit illuminating. Having a healthy receiving corps and a new weapon in the middle of the field will be a huge help, as will another year of development for the young receivers.
Former LB says Packers should've never moved Matthews inside | 247sports.com
Brady Poppinga didn't just say "never," either. The quote was "never, ever, ever, ever times a thousand, maybe infinity." Tell us what you really think, Brady.
28 Players to Participate in NFL Personal Finance Camp | NFL Communications
Mike Daniels, Tim Masthay, and Julius Peppers are all participating in the four-day event in South Florida next week.
Prospect Primer: G Joshua Garnett, Stanford | Packers.com
Garnett is one of the top interior line prospects in this year's draft. We spoke to him at the Scouting Combine about eating massive quantities of beef and "running through your soul".
Vikings not worried about Blair Walsh getting the yips - NFL.com
NFL.com runs down the history of other kickers who have missed big kicks in playoff games recently. I had actually forgotten how big David Akers' misses were when the Packers beat the Eagles after the 2010 season on the way to Super Bowl XLV.
Sean Weatherspoon accidentally forgot to deposit a six-figure NFL game check - SBNation.com
That is one heck of a brain fart - it's a good thing he found it, because that check was worth over $100,000.