Vikings want to “do right” by Dalvin Cook
In a similar vein to how the Minnesota Vikings kept outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith, they have held onto running back Dalvin Cook. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, they want to do right by him and he said son during an appearance on Sports Center.
“Dalvin Cook’s future has been sort of open-ended recently. I was told from a source that the Vikings want to do right by Dalvin Cook. Right now, they’re willing to hold on to his cap hit of around $14 million until they figure this all out.
“They want him to go to a place where he can play and be happy, whether that’s via trade, or eventual release, or even staying in Minnesota. But that’s sort of the thing they’ve been sorting through.”
Fowler, who used to be a Vikings beat writer for The Pioneer Press, has connections in the Twin Cities market and goes on to say that he “believe(s) the Vikings have been willing to listen to trade offers.”
This makes sense as to why Cook is still a member of the Vikings. While it may not make the most business sense to keep him on the roster, they didn’t earn an A+ NFLPA report card grade for being ruthless.