Broncos Reportedly Losing Interest In Dalvin Cook Due To Contract Demands

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The Minnesota Vikings recently let go of Dalvin Cook, officially making him a free agent.

So far, rumors have suggested that the Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos are in the running to potentially sign the star running back.

However, latest reports suggest Denver may have lost interest in Cook, making his future a bit more unclear for the time being.

According to Pro Football Talk, Mike Klis of claims that the “Broncos ‘do not appear to be in on’ Cook.”

This news comes even after many reports claim the Broncos are wanting to sign another running back. It’s expected that Samaje Perine to take on the lead role with Javonte Williams playing second fiddle until he fully recovers from injury.

Adding Dalvin Cook could give the Broncos a vital weapon in the run game to help Russell Wilson and company.

But from the sounds of it, “if the Broncos did indeed have interest in Cook, it’s possible that the interest fizzled once they became aware of Cook’s financial expectations,” per Pro Football Talk.

After being released by the Vikings, Dalvin Cook is in line to be paid $2 million if he doesn’t sign anywhere. So, any franchise hoping to sign him will have to pay more than that.

Even so, recent reports claim Cook wants “a significant contract.”

We’ll see how it plays out for him, but it’s hard to imagine any teams dishing out a monster deal this late in the offseason.

Even though Cook is a great running back, the league has dwindled the value of the position over recent years.

With that said, it’s not clear what’s in store for Dalvin Cook right now, but we might be able to rule out the Broncos as a potential landing spot.