Rumors have been swirling that the veteran tight end is on the trading block. But St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher debunked those rumors on Tuesday.
"We take calls all the time. People call. People have injuries. People have interest. That happens all of the time. I have no interest in trading Jared. He's a big part of our offense. I don't know where that originated from or came from. I clearly wasn't aware of it," Fisher said, via the team's official website. "Jared is fine. He's a big part of this. Those kind of things happen. People call."
Still, Fisher maintained that Cook's trade speculation is just common talk.
"He's not the only person that people called us about last week," Fisher added. "There's injuries. We're not to the trading deadline. People have interest in players. This day in age they've got more information. If they sense that some players that you have may fit their system, they're going to call. You either say yes or no."
If the Rams do eventually try to trade Cook, finding a suitable partner for the seven-year veteran could be tough. Cook has two years worth $7 million a season left on his deal after 2015. But all of his guaranteed money is paid, so a team could cut him in the offseason without cap ramifications.
St. Louis lacks consistent playmakers at wide receiver, so it might be beneficial to have two valuable tight ends on their roster.