METAIRIE, La. -- Jared Cook stands out.
Of course he does. The New Orleans Saints' new tight end is a long and lean 6-foot-5, 254 pounds. He's a size-and-speed mismatch who especially catches the eye in these spring practices in which nobody is wearing pads.
“A phenomenal athlete,” said Saints tight ends coach Dan Campbell, who couldn’t resist raving about the 32-year-old Cook, a free-agent signee. “You know, he’s over 30, and he still runs like the wind. I mean, he can absolutely smoke. He’s got 35-inch arms. He is long -- man, he is long.