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Bus Cook “irate” over report that new deal was requested for Russell Wilson

Divisional Playoffs - Seattle Seahawks v Atlanta Falcons

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 13: Russell Wilson #3 and head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks react during the second quarter against the Atlanta Falcons during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Georgia Dome on January 13, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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Maybe Bus Cook really does read PFT, after all.

Cook called Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, “irate” regarding the report that a representative of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has asked for a new deal even though the current labor deal prevents a renegotiation until Wilson has completed his third NFL season. Cook called the report, which originated with Chris Mortensen of ESPN and about which we posted, “a bunch of bullsh-t.”

Cook insisted that he has had no conversations with the Seahawks about a new deal for Wilson.

“I know you can’t do that yet,” Cook told Rapoport.

Mortensen suggested that the request may have been made in jest. Cook’s reaction suggests that no request was made, in jest or otherwise.

Regardless, Cook had to get his version out there in clear and unmistakable terms, because other agents inevitably would have been swarming around Wilson, pointing out that his agent isn’t aware of one of the basic realities of the labor deal and hoping that Wilson will choose to make a change.