The Rams have won another tug-of-war with the free-spending Miami Dolphins, agreeing to terms Tuesday afternoon on a five-year deal with Tennessee tight end Jared Cook.

Cook is widely regarded as the top tight end in free agency. And according to research done by the Rams, he was the second-fastest receiver available on the free-agent market be it wideout out or tight end (behind wide receiver Mike Wallace).

Earlier in the day, the Rams weren't sure if they were in the mix for Cook, but they obviously closed strong. There were reports that Cook actually was in south Florida on Tuesday. The Rams did have the added benefit of having Cook's former head coach in 2009 and 2010 _ Jeff Fisher _ helping to sell Cook on St. Louis.

And if was Fisher remember who considered going with Miami after his one-year hiatus from football before opting for St. Louis.

At 6-5, 248 pounds, Cook has freakish athletic skills, including 4.49 speed in the 40. He's not much of a blocker, and lined up frequently in the slot for the Titans. He hasn't posted overwhelming numbers so far in the NFL. Cook had 44 catches for 523 yards and four TDs in 2012, and 49 catches for 759 yards and three TDs in 2011. But he hasn't exactly had great quarterback play to work with in Tennessee.