Dalvin Cook, a Pro Bowl running back, remains unsigned as NFL teams commence training camp.
However, it seems that only a few teams are still pursuing him.
According to insider Henry McKenna, the New York Jets, the Miami Dolphins, and the New England Patriots are the three teams potentially interested in Cook.
McKenna wrote that an AFC East coach, speaking to FOX Sports, believes Cook’s ongoing lawsuit is likely affecting his market and confirms that the Jets, Patriots, and Dolphins are the frontrunners.
“An AFC East coach told FOX Sports that the lawsuit is likely to impact Cook’s market and confirmed that the field is narrowing to the Jets, Patriots and Dolphins,” McKenna wrote.
For free agent Dalvin Cook, the Jets, Patriots and Dolphins are the 3 front-runners among the 6 interested teams, per sources close to the situation.
Cook has an ongoing assault lawsuit. Jets urgency to sign Cook will depend upon that & when Breece Hall (ACL) recovers fully.
— Henry McKenna (@henrycmckenna) July 21, 2023
The lawsuit was filed by Cook’s ex-girlfriend, who accuses him of assault and causing severe injuries. Cook has also countersued in response.
With their current star rusher Breece Hall still recovering from last year’s ACL tear and on the PUP list, the Jets would certainly benefit from acquiring Cook.
The question remains: will Dalvin Cook end up joining the New York Jets?