The Minnesota Vikings are expected to release former Pro Bowl running back Dalvin Cook in the next 24 hours if they can’t find a trade suitor for him.
He has spent all six seasons in the NFL with the Vikings since being selected by the franchise in the 2nd round of the 2017 draft. After injuries plagued his first two seasons with Minnesota, including tearing his ACL early in the season as a rookie, Cook has surpassed over 1,000 yards rushing in each of the past 4 seasons. Since 2019, Cook's 110 scrimmage yards per game are 2nd in the NFL only trailing Tennessee's Derrick Henry who averaged 125 yards.
He is set to earn $14.1 million this season, but Minnesota would only owe him $2 million if they release him. The move would save the Vikings $9 million in the cap, with $5.1 million going to a dead cap hit for the 2023 season.
The Dolphins, Broncos, Cowboys, and Jets have all expressed interest in Cook’s services.