The Titans have decided against franchise tagging Jared Cook, increasing the chances Cook hits the free-agent market.
The Titans want Cook back -- and figure to continue to negotiate -- but they were unwilling to initiate a battle over his position. Cook had the NFL Players Association's backing that he's a wide receiver after spending 70 percent of his 2012 snaps out wide or in the slot. Free agency opens on Tuesday, March 12. Look for Tennessee to prioritize re-signing Cook until then.