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Packers TE Jared Cook shows big play ability early

Cook is anxious to contribute
Posted: 5:02 PM, Aug 10, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-10 18:02:01-04
It didn't take long for veteran tight end Jared Cook to show off his big play abilities for the Packers.  Cook was activated from the PUP list Tuesday, after recovering from foot surgery and he was anxious to show the team how he can contribute.
 
"As a new player here, you're still working through some things, getting better at things, route running and blocking.  I'm still knocking some of the rust off but it's definitely important to show face and kind of show what you can do and what you bring to the table," explained Cook.
 
Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy was impressed with Cook's performance on Tuesday night.  "Obviously with his catching radius, you saw that last night, he gives us another big target.  He fits the way we want to play so it was great to get him out there."
 
"I think the best thing about it from my point of view is his eagerness and gung-ho-ness to get out there and go," added Packers G.M. Ted Thompson.
 
"I tell my family this all the time, cause they all ask how is it up here.  And I tell them it's like being in college again.  It feels like you're having fun, just going out and grinding for your brothers and playing with your friends and the fans make that real special," said Cook.
 
The last couple of days have been Cook's first chance to work with Aaron Rodgers in a full pads setting.  The Packers are hoping he can make an immediate impact and help turn around 2015's 23rd ranked offense.