Cook was limited at Wednesday's practice due to a shoulder injury, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Cook apparently came out of Sunday's 45-20 win over the Jets with a minor injury, but his ability to practice in some capacity suggests it's only a minor ailment. He's garnered a surprising generous target share through two weeks, accounting for 11 of Derek Carr's 60 pass attempts (18.3 percent). Next up in Week 3 is a Washington defense that's surrendered a league-high 208 receiving yards to tight ends.
Cook made four receptions on six targets for 25 yards during Sunday's win over the Jets.
Cook tied for the Raiders' lead in targets with six in Week 2, but was overshadowed by receiver Michael Crabtree, who hauled in three touchdown passes and 80 yards on six catches. Through two games Cook has seen a healthy 11 targets and secured nine catches, but has yet to be much of a factor in the red zone with Amari Cooper, Crabtree and running back Marshawn Lynch earning priority in that department thus far. Cook will look to grab his first touchdown as a Raider in Week 3 at Washington, though it remains clear there are many mouths for quarterback Derek Carr to feed.
Cook caught five passes on as many targets for 56 yards during Sunday's win over the Titans.
Cook appeared to be in sync with quarterback Derek Carr during the duo's first regular-season action together, connecting on all five targets thrown Cook's way. He caught one less pass than Michael Crabtree and snagged the same number as Amari Cooper, despite seeing less targets than both starting wide receivers. No other Raiders tight end made a reception, with Lee Smith serving primarily as a blocker and Clive Walford appearing on just five offensive snaps. Expect Cook to earn a similar level of involvement in Week 2 against the Jets as he looks to build his rapport with Carr.
Cook hauled in one pass for 16 yards on one target during Saturday's preseason loss to the Rams.
Cook drew the start and played 15 snaps during the first half of the Raiders' second preseason contest, while Lee Smith also started as the team deployed a two-TE formation. Smith is used primarily as a blocker, but actually out-produced Cook with two catches on two targets for 25 yards and a touchdown. Cook's volume in the aerial attack could be slightly impacted if the Raiders continue to start both tight ends, though he's clearly the experienced pass-catcher out of the duo.
Cook inked a two-year deal with Oakland after coming on strong toward the end of his lone season in Green Bay in 2016. His size and speed combination was particularly impactful during the Packers' playoff run, as evidenced by his 18 receptions for 229 yards and two touchdowns in three postseason tilts. With the Raiders, Cook figures to give quarterback Derek Carr the best tight-end target of his young career, and his ability to stretch defenses vertically should help wideouts Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree see more one-on-one looks.
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|4||10/1/17||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ MIA||8:30 pm|
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|17||12/31/17||@ LAC||4:25 pm|
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