Cook was waived by the Lions on Monday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports. Cook signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions in January but was unable to make it to training camp with the team. The 26-year-old spent the 2018 season on the Panthers' and Bengals' practice squads.
Cook signed a future/reserve contract with the Lions on Tuesday. Cook was cut by the Raiders before the beginning of the regular season and spent time on the Panthers' and Bengals' practice squads since. For now, he is the third quarterback on the roster behind Matthew Stafford and Matt Cassel -- who will become a free agent this offseason.
The Bengals signed Cook to their practice squad Monday. Cook's place on Cincinnati's practice squad comes following the release of fellow quarterback Christian Hackenberg. The 2016 sixth-round pick will attempt to show well during his time on the Bengals' practice squad, and hope to earn a depth role.
Cook has joined Carolina's practice squad, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Cook, who was waived by the Raiders on Saturday, is looking to earn a new home in Carolina. The 2016 fourth-rounder had an uninspiring preseason and hasn't shown much throughout limited action in his NFL career. The Panthers' backup quarterback position remains murky, so it's conceivable that the the team could elect to transition Cook towards a depth role.
Cook appears to be the No. 3 quarterback entering training camp, Matt Kawahara of The San Francisco Chronicle reports. Cook and fellow quarterback EJ Manuel are the two candidates for the backup quarterback slot behind starter Derek Carr. Manuel handled the No. 2 slot last year, earning two starts while Carr was injured along the way. The team will allow Cook and Manuel to compete in new coach Jon Gruden's offense, but Cook faces an uphill battle to win the job given Manuel's career experience.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/15||Los Angeles Chargers||8||16.89|
|4||09/29||Kansas City Chiefs||23||21.67|
|6||10/15||@Green Bay Packers||22||21.25|
|8||10/27||New York Giants||13||18.75|
|15||12/15||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||30||23.13|
|17||12/29||Green Bay Packers||22||21.25|
|3 Year Avg||71.4||50||0||0||0||0||2|