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Fisher familiarity sold free agent tight end Cook on St. Louis

Jared Cook's familiarity with coach Jeff Fisher made the free agent tight end a natural fit with the St. Louis Rams. The Rams remained hopeful of adding another big piece to the offense, tackle Jake Long.

Fisher said Thursday at a news conference to introduce Cook that Long was still in town a day after interviewing with the team. Fisher believed the team also was in the running for safety Louis Delmas, who also interviewed with St. Louis.

The 6-foot-5, 248-pound Cook, who got a five-year, $35.1 million contract, played his first two seasons in Tennessee under Fisher. The Rams envision often having Cook, who said the majority of his snaps last year came from the slot, and holdover Lance Kendricks on the field at the same time.