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Dalvin Cook is unhappy with role with Jets and wants to be traded

The New York Jets made the splash move late in the offseason to bring aboard star running back Dalvin Cook.

However, the partnership hasn’t been as fruitful as the Pro Bowler hoped. Before Sunday’s matchup against the New York Giants, Cook subtly confirmed that he will talk to his agent and Jets general manager Joe Douglas about potential trade chatter.


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“It’s something I can’t control, that my name is being floated around in trade rumors,” Cook said via ESPN. “It might be a good thing. Maybe [it’s] a bad thing.”

Cook’s frustration stems from his sparse use in the offense, especially coming off 12 rushings on three attempts in the Week 6 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. His production has been a shadow of his last four years with the Vikings. In Minnesota, he racked up north of 1,100 rushing yards each campaign.

Cook has 109 rushing yards on 39 attempts for 2.8 yards per carry with zero touchdowns, along with nine catches or 46 receiving yards.


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Cook initially hoped to vie for a significant role in the offense, but that hasn’t panned out. Instead, the Jets have used Breece Hall as the primary back, where he has a team-best 426 rushing yards on 66 carries, boasting 6.5 yards per attempt with touchdowns.

Hall has been the more explosive option, while Cook has been relegated to a limited role as a backup that doesn’t appear to be changing any time soon. The Jets could explore trade options before next Tuesday’s trade deadline.

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