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News floated around last week that the Titans would slap the franchise tag on Cook, but they haven't pulled the trigger yet. Teams have until March 4 to franchise players.
Titans coach Mike Munchak agrees with the GM.
MT @mockingthedraft: Munchak on Cook: He's a big priority. We cant control when they're ready to talk to us or when they want to work a deal— TitansMCM (@TitansMCM) February 21, 2013
Cook said last season he wanted to be traded, but the team didn't fulfill his request before the trade deadline.
Cook, 25, is coming off his fourth season in the league and with the Titans. A third round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, Cook has played in 59 games and started just 12. Last season, Cook caught 44 passes for 523 yards and four touchdowns in 13 games.
If Cook does enter the open market, there would likely be a handful of teams interested in the talented tight end. The Atlanta Falcons could be a bidder considering veteran Tony Gonzalez might retire this offseason.
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