As NFL training camps approach, there are still notable free agents available, including Dalvin Cook. While victories aren’t secured during the offseason, teams aiming to enhance their Super Bowl prospects continue to bolster their rosters.
The Miami Dolphins, a potential contender, have been active this offseason, making significant moves such as acquiring Jalen Ramsey. With high expectations for Miami, last year’s nine-win record is seen as the minimum benchmark.
To surpass the Wild Card round and compete against formidable opponents in the AFC East and the rest of the conference, the Dolphins recognize the need for additional assistance. One player who could aid their quest is Dalvin Cook, a four-time Pro Bowl running back and native of Florida. Despite four consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, Cook remains unsigned in free agency and hasn’t received an offer that meets his requirements.
Speculation has suggested the Dolphins’ interest, and according to ESPN’s Jeff Darlington, they have indeed made a contract offer to Cook. However, the running back is unwilling to accept the offer at this time.
It is anticipated that Cook will delay his final decision until closer to training camp, with July 17 being a significant date to monitor. This deadline marks the point when top franchise-tagged running backs like Josh Jacobs and Saquon Barkley must have a long-term contract agreement in place or play under the franchise tag.