Jared Cook departed Winter Park without putting pen to paper.
The free-agent tight end remained in town for his visit with the Vikings tonight until after 8 p.m., whereas other free agents visiting over the past week either signed a deal or left for the airport by the late afternoon.
But, despite lingering at the facility, Cook did not agree to a deal with the Vikings and left to catch a flight to Oakland for his next visit.
In eight NFL seasons, Cook totaled 303 catches for 3,880 yards and 17 touchdowns. He spent last season with the Packers, catching 30 passes for 377 yards and a touchdown in the regular season. In the playoffs, the vertical threat made a clutch catch to help them beat the Cowboys.
Cook, whom the Vikings would hypothetically pair with Kyle Rudolph to give them a strong tandem at tight end, could still sign with Minnesota. But it’s never a good sign when a free agent leaves the building.
Free-agent running back Latavius Murray, meanwhile, was still at Winter Park when Cook left and as of 9:15 p.m. the Vikings still had not provided an update on what’s up with him. It is their policy to announce when a free-agent visit has concluded without the player inking a deal.