Cole agreed to a one-year contract with the Raiders on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: The 29-year-old was with the Jets on a one-year deal in 2021 and caught 34 of 51 targets for 449 yards and one touchdown in 15 games. He'll battle Bryan Edwards and Demarcus Robinson for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart behind Davante Adams and Hunter Renfrow.
May 11, 2022 4:48 PM EST
Cole caught all three of his targets for 54 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-10 loss to the Bills.
Analysis: His 40-yard TD catch in the second quarter was the only real highlight on the day for the Jets, and Cole wound up being the only New York player with more than one reception. It was the 28-year-old's first touchdown of the season, and he wraps up the campaign with 28 catches on 51 targets for 449 yards, numbers that likely won't attract more than mild interest on the free-agent market this offseason.
Jan 9, 2022 9:35 PM EST
Cole caught two of five targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 28-24 loss to Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Cole has't caught more than two passes or reached 30 yards in a game since Week 9. Even with the Jets banged up at wide receiver around him, Cole won't be an advisable fantasy option in Week 18 against the Bills.
Jan 2, 2022 7:49 PM EST
Cole caught both of his targets for 25 yards in Sunday's 26-21 win over Jacksonville.
Analysis: Cole occupied a starting role on the outside but didn't make much of an impact in the revenge game against his former team, as the Jets ran for 273 yards and passed for only 100 in the win. With only four catches in his last three games, Cole has failed to take advantage of his hefty recent snap share, and that's unlikely to change in Week 17 against Tampa Bay.
Dec 26, 2021 4:25 PM EST
Cole caught one of two targets for nine yards and threw an incomplete pass in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Dolphins.
Analysis: Cole tried to throw it to quarterback Zach Wilson on a trick play, but the play ended up being incomplete. The veteran wideout has just one catch in each of the past two games, but he continues to see the field often with Corey Davis (groin) and Elijah Moore (quadriceps) both out. Maybe that playing time will result in more production when the 2-12 Jaguars come to town in Week 16.
Dec 19, 2021 5:36 PM EST
Cole caught one of six targets for 27 yards in Sunday's 30-9 loss to New Orleans.
Analysis: Cole got the start on the outside with both Corey Davis (groin) and Elijah Moore (quadriceps) sidelined, but he didn't do much with the opportunity. While he should maintain the starting role in Week 15 against the Dolphins, getting open won't be easy against star cornerback Xavien Howard.
Dec 12, 2021 3:53 PM EST
Cole is set to see an expanded role in the Jets' offense in Sunday's matchup against the Saints after Elijah Moore (quadriceps) was placed on injured reserve, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
Analysis: The Jets will be without Moore and Corey Davis (groin) for Sunday's game. That leaves Jamison Crowder as the only receiver that has regularly served a significant role in the Jets' offense healthy enough to suit up, and in turn should create an increased role for Cole. In 10 games this season, Cole has reached five targets only three times and topped 50 yards in a game only twice. He should have the chance to increase those marks both in Week 14 and beyond, as Davis has been ruled out for the season and Moore is not eligible to return until Week 17.
Dec 11, 2021 8:12 PM EST
Cole is off the reserve/COVID-19 list and will practice Wednesday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Cole's return to the mix arrives at an opportune time, with Corey Davis (groin) out for the season and Elijah Moore day-to-day with a quad injury. Per Cimini, Cole is likely to replace Davis as a starter on the outside opposite Moore, while Jamison Crowder mans the slot. It's a context that makes Cole, who has caught 19 of his 33 targets for 299 yards in 10 games to date, worthy of consideration for those in need of wideout depth due to injuries or bye weeks.
Dec 8, 2021 9:13 AM EST
Coach Robert Saleh said Wednesday that Cole (undisclosed) is ruled out for Week 13 after having been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Connor reports.
Analysis: The Jets will lose Cole for Sunday's game against the Eagles, but Denzel Mims is expected to return from the reserve/COVID-19 list and suit up at practice Wednesday. Cole's next chance to return will come Week 14 versus the Saints, as long as he's able to clear all of the NFL's protocols for COVID.
Dec 1, 2021 9:12 AM EST
The Jets have placed Cole on their reserve/COVID-19 list, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
Analysis: Cole is coming off an outing in which he recorded two receptions for 24 yards in the Jets 21-14 victory over Houston. He saw extra time on the field due to Corey Davis (groin) sidelined. The 28-year-old will now need to pass the league's COVID protocols before getting clrearance to return.
Nov 30, 2021 4:35 PM EST
Cole caught both of his targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 21-14 win over Houston.
Analysis: Cole saw modest involvement, even with Corey Davis (groin) unavailable. His depth role in an up-and-down Jets offense limits Cole's fantasy appeal.
Nov 28, 2021 8:04 PM EST
Cole failed to catch his only target in Sunday's 24-17 loss to Miami.
Analysis: With Elijah Moore grabbing the starting spot opposite Corey Davis by the horns with his recent production and Jamison Crowder locked in as the slot receiver, Cole has seen sparse usage of late. His role is unlikely to change as long as New York's top three wide receivers are healthy.
Nov 21, 2021 4:49 PM EST
Cole caught one of five targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 45-17 loss to the Bills.
Analysis: The entire Jets offense struggled as Mike White plummeted back down to earth with no touchdowns and four interceptions. With Corey Davis (hip) back in the fold, Cole was relegated to a reserve role, so he likely wouldn't have found significantly more success, even if White played better.
Nov 14, 2021 5:51 PM EST
Cole brought in five of eight targets for 66 yards in the Jets' 45-30 loss to the Colts on Thursday night.
Analysis: The veteran checked in second on the night in receptions and receiving yards to Elijah Moore while sharing the team lead in targets with the rookie. Cole was also the intended receiver on Josh Johnson's last pass of the night, which was tipped at the line and led to a game-sealing interception for the Colts. Cole's reception and target tallies were season highs, but he has a tough matchup against him in Week 10 versus the Bills stingy secondary.
Nov 4, 2021 9:54 PM EST
Cole caught three of five targets for 25 yards in Sunday's 34-31 win over the Bengals.
Analysis: Cole thought he had made a spectacular catch to score a 12-yard touchdown in the final minute of the first half that conjured memories of Odell Beckham's 2015 touchdown against the Cowboys, only to watch the play get wiped out after a review concluded he failed to secure possession inbounds. Outside of that moment, Cole didn't make much of his increased role with Corey Davis (hip) sidelined, but he the veteran wideout could get another such opportunity if Davis doesn't heal up in time to return Thursday against the Colts.
Nov 1, 2021 11:35 AM EST
Cole caught one of two targets for six yards in Sunday's 54-13 loss to the Patriots.
Analysis: Outside of a 92-yard performance in the Jets' Week 4 win over the Titans, Cole has just 74 receiving yards this season. Cole's depth role on one of the league's least effective offenses rarely translates to fantasy success.
Oct 24, 2021 6:06 PM EST
Cole caught two of three targets for 38 yards in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Falcons.
Analysis: Cole actually came just seven receiving yards short of Corey Davis' team-leading total, as the Jets struggled to move the ball through the air. He was on the field for 31 of New York's 56 offensive snaps, trailing Davis and slot receiver Jamison Crowder but notably finishing ahead of rookie Elijah Moore (23). New York's Week 6 bye will present further opportunities to integrate Moore into the offense, and it wouldn't be surprising to see Moore's playing time climb at Cole's expense once the team returns to action.
Oct 11, 2021 10:05 AM EST
Cole caught three of four targets for 92 yards in Sunday's 27-24 overtime win over the Titans.
Analysis: Cole was more involved with fellow wide receiver Elijah Moore (concussion) sitting this one out. The veteran wideout tied tight end Ryan Griffin for third on the team in targets with four, but Cole made the most of his opportunities. He caught a perfectly placed 54-yard pass from quarterback Zach Wilson in the third quarter before adding catches of nine and 29 yards in overtime.
Oct 3, 2021 8:30 PM EST
Cole caught both of his targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 26-0 loss to Denver.
Analysis: Cole registered his first two receptions as a member of the Jets. The veteran wide receiver produced New York's longest offensive play (23 yards) and finished just 11 receiving yards shy of Corey Davis' team-leading total, as rookie quarterback Zach Wilson threw for just 160 yards in the shutout loss. Playing time shouldn't be an issue for Cole since Elijah Moore exited this one with a concussion and Denzel Mims has been a healthy scratch two weeks in a row, but Cole's value remains limited given New York's offensive struggles.
Sep 27, 2021 6:30 AM EST
Cole (knee) wasn't targeted in Sunday's 25-6 loss to New England.
Analysis: Cole suited up after missing the season opener, but his lack of involvement suggests he's still feeling the effects of his knee injury. If Cole's able to increase his practice participation in the upcoming week, he'll likely be more involved in the game plan against the Broncos in Week 3.
Sep 19, 2021 6:00 PM EST
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