New York, NY, US; New York Jets running back Dalvin Cook (33) runs the ball against the Los Angeles Chargers defense, at MetLife Stadium, Monday, November 6, 2023.

Reports: Ravens elevate RB Dalvin Cook from practice squad

Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens will have a new weapon at their disposal on Saturday when they host the Houston Texans in an AFC playoff divisional clash — running back Dalvin Cook, multiple media outlets reported Thursday.

The Ravens have signed Cook, a four-time Pro Bowl selection, from the practice squad, two weeks after signing him. The New York Jets released Cook, allowing him to try to catch on with a playoff team.

The Ravens are the No. 1 seed in the AFC.

In a corresponding move, the Ravens reportedly waived veteran running back Melvin Gordon. ESPN reported Gordon is likely to be signed to the practice squad.

Cook was waived by the Minnesota Vikings in the offseason and ultimately signed a $5.8 million, one-year deal after meeting with Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers. But when Rodgers suffered a season-ending injury in the season opener, things went south for the Jets and Cook never found his role in New York.

Cook had 67 rushing attempts for 214 yards this season and added 15 receptions for 78 yards over 15 games (one start). He did not score a touchdown.

In 88 career games (73 starts) for the Vikings (2017-22) and Jets, Cook has rushed for 6,207 yards and 47 touchdowns and caught 236 passes for 1,872 yards and five TDs.

Gordon, 30, was the No. 15 overall pick of the 2015 draft. In 112 career games (94 starts) with the Chargers (2015-19), Denver Broncos (2020-22) and Ravens, he has gained 9,056 yards from scrimmage and scored 70 touchdowns.

A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Gordon was sparingly used by the Ravens this season, appearing in just four games. He carried the ball 26 times for 81 yards and a touchdown, and he caught three passes for 46 yards.

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Sep 17, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) hands off to running back Dalvin Cook (33) in the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens to sign RB Dalvin Cook for playoffs

New York Jets castoff running back Dalvin Cook plans to join the Baltimore Ravens for the playoffs.

Cook’s agents at LAA confirmed the deal to multiple outlets on Thursday.

Gus Edwards emerged as the Ravens’ lead running back this season when injuries hit Baltimore’s backfield hard yet again. Quarterback Lamar Jackson is the team’s leading rusher with 821 yards. Edwards has 762 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Ravens running backs Keaton Mitchell and J.K. Dobbins are on injured reserve after playing major roles when healthy.

Cook was released earlier this week by the Jets, who signed the four-time Pro Bowler with the Vikings to a one-year deal in August. Cook, 28, was released late in the season in hopes of joining a Super Bowl contender before the playoffs. The Ravens are the No. 1 seed in the AFC and after playing the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday, won’t play another game until Jan. 19 or 20 in the AFC Divisional Playoffs.

He signed for $5.8 million after meeting with Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Cook had 67 rushing attempts for 214 yards this season and added 15 receptions for 78 yards over 15 games (one start). He did not score a touchdown.

In 88 career games (73 starts) for the Minnesota Vikings (2017-22) and Jets, Cook has rushed for 6,207 yards and 47 touchdowns and caught 236 passes for 1,872 yards and five TDs.

Cook had interest this summer from the Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys after being released by Minnesota.

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New York, NY, US; New York Jets running back Dalvin Cook (33) runs the ball against the Los Angeles Chargers defense, at MetLife Stadium, Monday, November 6, 2023.

Report: Jets to release RB Dalvin Cook

The New York Jets and running back Dalvin Cook mutually decided to part ways, NFL Network reported on Tuesday.

Cook, 28, is trying to catch on with a Super Bowl contender before the playoffs begin, according to the report.

The four-time Pro Bowler was linked to the Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys during his free agency last summer, but he signed with the Jets to serve as a complementary back to Breece Hall with Aaron Rodgers helming the offense.

After Rodgers’ Achilles injury on the Jets’ first drive of the season, the team has stumbled to a 6-10 record with one week left in the regular season.

The Jets barely used Cook after giving him a one-year, $5.8 million guaranteed contract. After playing 27 offensive snaps (50 percent) in Week 1, Cook never played more than 19 snaps in a game again. He did not see the field in the Jets’ Week 17 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Cook had 67 rushing attempts for 214 yards this season and added 15 receptions for 78 yards over 15 games (one start). He did not score a touchdown.

In 88 career games (73 starts) for the Minnesota Vikings (2017-22) and Jets, Cook has rushed for 6,207 yards and 47 touchdowns and caught 236 passes for 1,872 yards and five TDs.

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Jan 8, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (4) runs the ball during the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports

RB Dalvin Cook participates in first practice with Jets

New York Jets running back Dalvin Cook practiced for the first time this summer on Tuesday.

The four-time Pro Bowler signed a one-year deal with the Jets on Aug. 14 that is worth up to $8.6 million.

Cook, 28, was released by the Minnesota Vikings on June 9 after his fourth straight 1,000-yard season.

He recently became a first-time father and has been spending time with his son, Dalvin Jr., per ESPN.

Coach Robert Saleh confirmed Cook’s participation in Tuesday’s practice as the Jets prepare for their Sept. 11 opener against the Buffalo Bills. Cook’s younger brother, James, is a running back for the Bills.

Dalvin Cook is returning from shoulder surgery in February.

He posted 5,993 rushing yards, 47 rushing touchdowns, 221 receptions, 1,794 receiving yards and five TD catches in 73 games (72 starts) with the Vikings, who drafted him in the second round in 2017.

Cook joins a Jets backfield that features Breece Hall, who averaged 5.8 yards per attempt across seven games as a rookie in 2022 before tearing his ACL. Saleh also announced that Hall, 22, would practice on Tuesday.

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Oct 16, 2022; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers linebacker De'Vondre Campbell (59) chases New York Jets running back Breece Hall (20) during the second half at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Wm. Glasheen/Appleton Post-Crescent-USA TODAY NETWORK

Jets activate second-year RB Breece Hall from PUP list

The New York Jets activated Breece Hall from the Physically Unable to Perform list on Tuesday, one day after agreeing to sign fellow running back Dalvin Cook.

Hall, 22, ran for 463 yards and scored four rushing touchdowns in seven games in 2022 before his rookie season ended with a torn ACL against the Denver Broncos on Oct. 23.

The second-round pick from Iowa State also caught 19 passes for 218 yards and a touchdown. He posted a 100-yard receiving game against the Miami Dolphins in Week 5 and a 100-yard rushing game against the Green Bay Packers in Week 6.

At the start of training camp, Jets coach Robert Saleh said he expected Hall to be ready for the Sept. 11 season opener against the Buffalo Bills in East Rutherford, N.J.

Hall’s return and Cook’s impending arrival give the new-look Jets offense a formidable 1-2 punch in the backfield for new quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Cook reportedly agreed to a one-year contract worth up to $8.6 million on Monday. The four-time Pro Bowl selection was released by the Minnesota Vikings on June 9 following his fourth straight 1,000-yard season.

Cook, 28, is coming off shoulder surgery and is still at least a week away from joining the Jets in practice, according to ESPN.

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Jan 15, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (4) during warmups before a wild card game against the New York Giants at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Jets land RB Dalvin Cook on one-year deal

The New York Jets and free agent running back Dalvin Cook agreed to a one-year contract worth up to $8.6 million, NFL Network and ESPN reported Monday.

After being released by the Minnesota Vikings on June 9 following his fourth straight 1,000-yard season, the four-time Pro Bowler will team up with an ex-NFC North rival, Aaron Rodgers.

Cook confirmed the deal by reposting social media posts about the news.

Cook, 28, visited with the Jets last month and also showed interest in the Miami Dolphins. He was linked to yet another AFC East team, the New England Patriots, who wound up signing free agent running back Ezekiel Elliott earlier Monday.

Cook was slated to earn $11 million in 2023 with Minnesota, where he rushed for 5,024 yards and 43 touchdowns the past four seasons.

In 73 career games (72 starts) since the Vikings drafted him in the second round in 2017, Cook has 5,993 rushing yards, 47 rushing touchdowns, 221 receptions, 1,794 receiving yards and five TD catches.

He is coming off surgery on Feb. 14, the latest in a series of major shoulder issues that include a dislocated shoulder and torn labrum.

The Jets’ backfield includes Breece Hall, who averaged 5.8 yards per attempt across seven games as a rookie in 2022 before tearing his ACL; Michael Carter, a fourth-round pick in 2021; and rookie Israel Abanikanda, a fifth-round pick last April who has performed well in the preseason.

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Jan 15, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (4) during warmups before a wild card game against the New York Giants at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

Free agent RB Dalvin Cook still has Miami on his mind

The compass for free agent running back Dalvin Cook is pointing toward the AFC East.

Cook will visit the New York Jets this weekend. And he also has his eye on Miami as a potential landing spot with the Dolphins, he told NFL Network on Friday.

Cook, who turns 28 next month, was born in Miami and played his high school ball in the city before moving on to Florida State. He was linked with the Dolphins following his release from the Minnesota Vikings on June 9 but a deal hasn’t materialized.

“Playing in my hometown would mean so much for me, for my community, for my family, for just everything around,” Cook told NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” Friday morning. “It’s a Cinderella story. It’s just something that’ll bring so much joy to the city, and I know what I can bring to the city. So it’ll be big for the city and myself.”

For now, the focus is on his trip to Jets headquarters in Florham Park, N.J. Cook potentially could pair with his former NFC North rival, quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and the idea intrigues him.

“It’s a unique situation because I feel like they’re building something special over there,” Cook said. “You always want to be around a great QB. You always want to be around somebody that you can pick his brain and learn from. A-Rod’s a four-time MVP. Being around a guy like that, you can learn a lot more and develop as a player.”

Even though Miami remains a dream, the reality is that Cook could sign with the Jets soon.

“I want to be part of something special as a player,” he told NFL Network. “And I want to add to whatever they got going on. I think the possibility is high, right now, of getting things done,” he said on the odds he winds up in New York.

Cook is a four-time Pro Bowl selection. He had shoulder surgery on Feb. 14, the latest in a series of major shoulder issues that include a dislocation and a torn labrum.

He was set to earn $11 million in 2023 with the Vikings. Cook rushed for 5,024 yards and scored 43 touchdowns the past four seasons.

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Jan 15, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (4) during warmups before a wild card game against the New York Giants at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

Report: RB Dalvin Cook visiting Jets this weekend

Free agent running back Dalvin Cook is flying to New York on Thursday for a weekend visit with the Jets, NFL Network reported.

The four-time Pro Bowl selection was released by the Minnesota Vikings on June 9 following his fourth straight 1,000-yard season.

Cook, who turns 28 in August, reportedly was close to a deal with the Miami Dolphins last month. He also has been linked to yet another AFC East team, the New England Patriots.

Cook is familiar with Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers from their time together in the NFC North when the latter was with the Green Bay Packers.

Cook is coming off surgery on Feb. 14, the latest in a series of major shoulder issues that include a dislocated shoulder and torn labrum.

He was slated to earn $11 million in 2023 with Minnesota, where he rushed for 5,024 yards and 43 touchdowns the past four seasons.

The Jets’ depth chart features second-year running back Breece Hall, who is coming back from a torn ACL sustained in Week 7 last season and is currently on the physically unable to perform list. New York also has Michael Carter, rookie fifth-round pick Israel Abanikanda and Zonovan Knight.

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Jan 15, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (4) during warmups before a wild card game against the New York Giants at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

RB Dalvin Cook looking for ‘right situation’ with next team

Free agent running back Dalvin Cook said he is in no rush to find his next employer.

Released by the Minnesota Vikings last week, Cook detailed what he’s looking for in his prospective new team on Tuesday while speaking on “The Rich Eisen Show.”

“I want the value,” Cook said. “I want somebody who values Dalvin Cook. I want somebody that wants me to be there and give me the ball. I just want to go into the right situation so I can go help somebody win.

“Like you said, the money is going to come. If you play good, they’re going to pay you. I just want to go somewhere where it feels like it’s home to me and help somebody win and just go be me. Just go turn it loose and look for a home. That’s it.”

Cook, who turns 28 in August, said his shoulder is “feeling great” after undergoing surgery in February.

A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Cook rushed for 5,993 yards and 47 touchdowns and added 221 receptions for 1,794 yards and five scores in 73 career games (72 starts) in Minnesota. He was selected by the Vikings in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

“I got a lot of love for Minnesota. They brought a kid in that didn’t know what to expect and they embraced me,” Cook said.

“I’m looking forward to this next step in my life and it’s going to be fun. Whoever gets Dalvin Cook, they know what they are getting. That’s just plain and simple. You know what you are getting out of me, and I’m going to be a great team player, great teammate, great person in the locker room. I’m just ready to go run the rock and help somebody win games.”

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Jan 8, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (4) runs the ball during the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports

Dalvin Cook Next Team Odds: AFC East battle?

One of the NFL’s elite running backs is set to be on the free agent market with the Minnesota Vikings reportedly telling Dalvin Cook that he will be released.

The Miami Dolphins were installed as the early +100 favorite by SportsBetting.ag to sign Cook, ahead of AFC East rivals the New York Jets (+250) and the Buffalo Bills (+500).

Dalvin Cook Next Team Odds
Miami Dolphins (+100)
New York Jets (+250)
Buffalo Bills (+500)
Dallas Cowboys (+1000)
Cincinnati Bengals (+1000)
Chicago Bears (+1200)
San Francisco 49ers (+1400)
New England Patriots (+1400)
Baltimore Ravens (+1600)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+1800)
Philadelphia Eagles (+1800)
Los Angeles Rams (+2000)
New Orleans Saints (+2000)

The Dolphins currently have a quartet of veterans in their backfield — Raheem Mostert, Jeff Wilson, Salvon Ahmed and Myles Gaskin — along with third-round pick De’Von Achane.

However, Cook has four consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons and doesn’t turn 28 until August. He provides a combination of production in his prime years the others lack, although Miami coach Mike McDaniel wasn’t about to comment on Cook until he is officially released.

That’s expected to happen Friday, and any comments specifically about Cook before then could lead to tampering charges.

“March 6, 1983, the day I was born, right? Now we take a closer look at that date and that in fact was not yesterday,” McDaniel said Thursday when asked about Cook. “OK, so people that are rumored to be tall, short, people that are rumored to be, you’re not going to get this guy. I’m Year Two. OK?”

The Jets present another potentially intriguing landing spot. Breece Hall is expected to return from his torn ACL in time for the season, but New York has little in the way of proven depth behind that. Michael Carter is a decent change-of-pace back and the Jets spent a fifth-round pick on Israel Abanikanda.

The Bills have Dalvin’s brother — second-year speedster James Cook — and added veterans Damien Harris and Latavius Murray in free agency. With Buffalo’s Super Bowl aspirations in what figures to be a highly competitive division, Cook could provide a workhorse back to tandem with his brother in supporting quarterback Josh Allen.

The shortest odds in the NFC belong to the Dallas Cowboys, who parted ways with Ezekiel Elliott this offseason. The depth chart behind Tony Pollard is currently led by Malik Davis, Ronald Jones and sixth-round rookie Deuce Vaughn.

A second-round pick in 2017, Cook has rushed for 5,993 yards and 47 touchdowns and has 221 receptions for 1,794 yards and five scores in 73 career games (72 starts) in Minnesota.

Cook is recovering from offseason surgery to repair a shoulder injury that was originally suffered in 2019. His agency said in February that Cook is expected to be healthy for the start of the season.

–Field Level Media