The Green Bay Packers have made their first splash in free agency by signing former St. Louis Rams tight end Jared Cook to a one-year deal worth up to $3.65 million after incentives.

Originally the Packers offered a two-year deal but both sides agreed to the one-year "prove it" contract.

Head coach Mike McCarthy said at the NFL annual meetings last week that he was very impressed with Cook and that he was a fine young man.

Cook was cut in February after he had only 39 catches for 481 yards and no touchdowns in 2015 but was going on the fourth year of his five year $35 million contract.

The signing of Cook should come as no surprise to Packer fans because of the expressed interested in Cook before the trade deadline last year.

McCarthy has been looking to fill the void left by Jermichael Finley from 2013 and he thinks Cook could be the answer for the missing deep threat down the middle.

Cook was drafted in the third round by the Tennessee Titans in 2009. He has 273 catches for 3,503 yards and 16 touchdowns during his seven year career.