Connor Cook was cut by the Oakland Raiders ahead of the 2018 NFL season. Now, his second team has also parted ways.
Cook had been signed to the practice squad of the Carolina Panthers after leaving Oakland. He was behind star Cam Newton, and back-up Taylor Heinecke, a former standout at Old Dominion who previously had stints with the Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, and Houston Texans.
Today, Connor Cook was released from Carolina’s practice squad.
Cook was let go to make room for Brandon Chubb, a former Wake Forest standout and older brother of Denver Broncos rookie pass rusher Bradley Chubb.
The team announced the move this afternoon:
With linebacker Jared Norris sidelined with turf toe, the Panthers have signed linebacker Brandon Chubb to the practice squad. To make room, the Panthers cut quarterback Connor Cook.
Chubb most recently spent time with the Colts and Titans this summer. He was with the Lions during the 2018 offseason. Chubb spent the 2017 season on the Lions’ injured reserve list. As a rookie in 2016, he spent time on the practice squads of San Francisco, Detroit and the Los Angeles Rams.
Chubb has bounced around a few practice squads since going undrafted in 2016, including the Los Angeles Rams, Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans, and Indianapolis Colts.
Cook subbed in for the injured Derek Carr and Matt McGloin late in the 2016 season. He played reasonably well in one regular season appearance, completing 14-of-21 passes for 150 yards, a touchdown, and an interception, but played very poorly in the playoffs, completing just 18-of-45 throws for 161 yards, a touchdown, and three interceptions in a 27-14 loss to the Texans.