The Chargers recently lost their former tight end, Hunter Henry, via free agency. The 26-year old tight end ended up taking his talents to New England as he signed a 3-year, $37.5 million deal with the Patriots. While on the field, Henry was a productive player for the Bolts, yet his durability was always in question.
Despite the loss, the Chargers won’t be heading into the new season empty handed as they have signed Jared Cook away from the New Orlean Saints. According to NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Cook and the Bolts have agreed to a one year, $6 million deal.
TE Jared Cook to the Chargers – 1-year, $6mil max, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2021
The 12-year vet is coming off an up and down season that saw him only catch 37 passes for 504 yards. However, he made those receptions count as he recorded 7 touchdowns.
Cook will now get to join an offensive led by the reigning Rookie of the Year and the supporting cast of Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, and Austin Ekeler. At times Henry was one of Herbert’s go to guys, yet he’ll now have an experienced vet who could be just as good. If Cook can have a bounce back year, then they would be getting a steal for a fraction of the cost i would’ve taken to re-sign Henry.
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Los Angeles was also able to bolster its offensive line as they recently signed Corey Linsey. Former center Mike Pouncey who was recovering from a prior injury called it quits earlier this year, and Dan Feeney who moved from guard to center is now a free agent. The deal is reportedly for 5-years and $62.6 million with $17 million guaranteed.