Four-time Pro Bowler may be dealt 'by end of week'
Since June 1, Florio thinks a Dalvin Cook move is likely. NFL contract structuring lets the Vikings split Cook's $6.2 million dead cap between 2023 and 2024.
Vikings and Cook are doomed. The cash-strapped Vikings can't invest in an older running back because quarterback Kirk Cousins and superstar wide out Justin Jefferson are poised for big paydays.
They also re-signed Alexander Mattison and replaced Cook on their Twitter account. Even though the Minnesota Vikings want to move on from Cook, he can still play in the NFL.
Running back is healthier than ever after his first complete season. He will play in the NFL, but where? Miami Dolphins are Cook's anticipated trade destination.
Even after drafting Devon Achane in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft, this team needs a proven running back to make their high-octane offense even more deadly. The Dolphins are the favorites to sign Cook.
If Alvin Kamara is suspended, the Saints will have to use old Jamaal Williams and rookie Kendre Miller in the backfield.
New Orleans could hire Cook with almost $14 million in cap space.
If J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards are still struggling, the Ravens should deal for Cook. Cook might be a long-term running back solution as those two are in their last year of contracts.