With his status with the Minnesota Vikings up in the air, veteran running back Dalvin Cook has been widely expected to play for a new team this upcoming season, as it appears that his career with the Vikings is coming to a close.
According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, a potential trade to the Miami Dolphins could come to fruition before the start of the 2023 campaign and the signs seem to be pointing to Miami.
“I’m told Dalvin Cook is down in South Florida working out. He’s cleared off that torn labrum that had surgery this offseason. So, he’s good to go, and he’s sort of awaiting his fate,” Fowler said during an appearance on SportsCenter (h/t Bleacher Report).
"I’m told the Vikings are willing to hold onto his $14 million cap hit for now until they figure out what to do. They want to do right by the player but teams I’ve talked to believe that he’ll be in a new uniform via trade or release. And there should be a market for his services. Now, I’m told that he loves Minnesota but he’s open to a fresh start, and Miami could be an intriguing option. They’ve been linked to Cook in recent months.”
Cook has been rumored to be in the mix for the Dolphins from a number of sports journalists all offseason, and that belief is not going anywhere. Now, a number of sports executives are coming to the same conclusion.
The Dolphins already have a crowded running back room after drafting Texas A&M’s De’Von Achane to join Raheem Mostert, Jeff Wilson Jr. and Myles Gaskin.