Expect Dalvin Cook to be Traded Home for Future 5th Round Pick

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Dalvin Cook is not coming back to the Minnesota Vikings. Many of those who are “in the know” have been suggesting as much for weeks, if not months. But Cook is recovering from shoulder surgery and, even if a trade was made official, would not be able to pass a physical in order to complete the deal.

Is Dalvin Cook already traded?

That doesn’t mean, however, that an under-the-table trade hasn’t been agreed to… at least in principle. And on Sunday, Pioneer Press columnist Charley “Shooter” Walters, suggested just that. The highly paid, soon-to-be 28-year-old running back, will be dealt to his hometown Miami Dolphins, in return for a future 5th round pick. The deal, according to Shooter, could be completed anytime.

—The Dalvin Cook trade, probably to his hometown Miami Dolphins, could occur anytime, even this summer. The best the Vikings can expect for Cook, who turns 28 just before the season, is a fifth-round draft pick.

The problem for the Vikings is Cook’s $11 million salary for next season. The Dolphins also figure he isn’t worth that much, so why give up much when they know the Vikings aren’t going to pay him that much. If a trade can’t work, the Vikings might just have to release Cook.

Charley Walters – Pioneer Press
When rumors become reality

For months, the rumors on social media have suggested that Dalvin Cook might already be traded. Cook’s own agent has done nothing but fuel the rumors of Cook’s departure with social media posts and his own podcast appearances.

Trusted insiders, like Darren “Doogie” Wolfson (SKOR North, KSTP), haven’t gone quite that far. But Doogie has reiterated on an every episode basis (at least twice per week), during his Mackey & Judd Podcast (SKOR North) appearances going back weeks, just how much he expects Dalvin and the Vikings to part ways at some point this offseason.

But Shooter naming the team and compensation takes the Cook chatter to a completely different level. There is no doubt that Dalvin will be dealt this offseason. The only question is “when”.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan

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