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Jets Waive Dalvin Cook

The New York Jets are waiving veteran running back Dalvin Cook per his representatives. The 28-year old back will now head to waivers where each of the 31 teams will be able to claim him. If he clears waivers then, he will be free to sign with any team he wants (most likely a playoff team).

Cook signed with the Jets this past off-season after being released by the Minnesota Vikings as a cap cut. Plenty of teams courted him this past off-season including the Dallas Cowboys who, could be a landing spot for him. Gang Green trading for Aaron Rodgers ultimately swayed Cook to the Meadowlands creating a backfield of him and Breece Hall.

The Jets organization and fans alike were thrilled to be getting a running back, who last year rushed for over 1,000 yards and made the Pro Bowl for Minnesota. After Rodgers went down for the year, however, Cook was never able to find his footing in Nate Hackett’s offense.

On the year, Cook had just 67 carries for 214 yards to go along with 15 receptions for 78 yards and did not find the end zone once. The season as a whole has been disappointing for New York and while cutting him  is no surprise, it is just another bump in the road for this team.

What’s Next For Cook?

Cook will draw interest from a plethora of playoff teams along with Dallas, who need a running back. With Christian McCaffery getting hurt last week, the 49ers may take a shot at the 28-year old vet. McCaffery will surely suit up in the postseason, but it would not hurt to have another backup with Elijah Mitchell. If not for that, it would keep him from Dallas who they would face in the NFC Championship.