A member of the Miami Dolphins backfield wants to add Dalvin Cook to the roster before training camp starts in a few weeks.
The Dolphins are one of three AFC East teams looking to receive an advantage by adding the star running back in what is predicted to be a tight divisional race this season. The New England Patriots and New York Jets have shown interest in Cook’s services. Multiple NFL insiders this week have been hinting the Jets are in a better position to sign Cook this offseason, as the team is waiting for Breece Hall to return from an injury that cut his rookie season short in 2022.
The Dolphins tried to make a move for Cook already this offseason. They were in talks with the Minnesota Vikings to trade for Cook. Nothing transpired, and the Vikings released Cook following the draft.
NFL News: Fullback wants Dalvin Cook on Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins are still interested in signing Cook, and fullback Alec Ingold said he wants Cook to join him in a crowded backfield:
“Man, we’ve got a plethora of backs right now, especially with our second-round pick, De’Von,” Ingold said via an interview on SiriusXM Radio Friday. “We’ve got Raheem Mostert, Jeff Wilson, Myles Gaskin, Salvon Ahmed. We’ve got some dawgs here, so having Dalvin Cook in the mix, that competition breeds excellence, man. You want as much good quality backs as you can possibly have, especially in our offense when guys can really make something happen with it. You can get the ball, you can touch it a million different ways. You’ve got out of the backfield, you’ve got in the backfield, outside zone, inside zone. We’re gonna run some routes.
“More backs! Give me all the backs! Can we have 15 running backs in the training camp room? I would love it.”
“We got some dawgs here, so having Dalvin Cook in the mix, that competition breeds excellence.”@MiamiDolphins FB and guest host Alec Ingold on the possibility of @DalvinCook signing in Miami.#Dolphins | #FinsUp | @SolomonsWisdom pic.twitter.com/sxDbWvG4Ed
— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) July 7, 2023
There’s a reason why Ingold wants Cook on the roster. It’s not just for competition at training camp. The Dolphins would have a dangerous backfield if they added Cook.
The Dolphins’ offense has a dangerous passing game, with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa throwing to Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. The Dolphins need Tua not to take as many hazardous hits as he did last season. A good running game could keep opposing defenses from being too eager to blitz.
Cook would help keep the blitz at bay.
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