The Green Bay Packers appear to be playing it safe with a minor injury to new acquisition Jared Cook.
The tight end had minor foot surgery that will keep him out for the rest of offseason workouts, a person familiar with the injury told The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team has not released details of the injury.
The procedure was considered preventative and Cook should be ready when training camp begins in late July.
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ESPN.com first reported Cook's injury. The person said Cook could have played through it if the Packers were in season.
Cook signed a one-year, $2.75 million deal with Green Bay after spending the last three seasons with St. Louis. He had 39 catches for 481 yards last season and did not catch a touchdown.
Coach Mike McCarthy expects the 6-foot-4 Cook to help boost production at tight end after the offense struggled last season. Cook has 16 touchdown catches over a seven-year NFL career that began with Tennessee.
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