Dalvin Cook Unhappy With Diggs Trade

It is no secret that Dalvin Cook is unhappy with the Minnesota Vikings Diggs trade.

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook says he recognizes the fact that former Vikings wide receiver Stephon Diggs wasn’t happy in Minnesota. However, he still took the receiver’s trade to Buffalo in the offseason hard.

“That one hurt,” Cook said in a telephone interview. “It hurt. That’s my brother. You know how close me and Diggsie were. To see him leave, it hurts because you spend so much time with a guy. … It hurt a lot of guys in the locker room, but it’s part of the business. We’ve got to accept that Diggs wanted to be happy and be happy for him as a player.”

Cooks added that he reached out to Diggs after the trade. Saying, “and just told him, ‘That’s my brother for life and I’m still here with you.’ And he was the same. Vice versa.”

Cooks and Diggs were teammates in Minnesota for three seasons. The receiver was traded to the Bills in a package that included a first-round pick in this month’s NFL draft.

Can Dalvin Cook Get Over Diggs Trade?

Dalvin Cook Diggs Trade

Yes, he has to. Last season, Diggs trade voiced his frustration with the team. Also, was fined $200,000 for unexcused absences from practices and team meetings the next week after a Week 4 to the Chicago Bears. At the time, he said he hadn’t “communicated anything” about requesting a trade, but that there was “truth to all rumors” amid the speculation that he was unhappy with his role in the Vikings’ offense, which had shifted toward a run-first approach.

With the Vikings losing several veterans. This during the offseason, the team will have one of the youngest rosters in the league next season.
“Now, it’s time for some of the younger guys to step up and time for us to go out here and still be contenders,” Cook told the Pioneer Press. “I was close to a lot of those guys [that are gone] but that’s part of the business, and you’ve got to move forward. I just think the Vikings, we’ve just got to come together and I think we’ll still be contenders at the end of the day. It’s just going to be some new faces that you’ve got to get used to.”

April 16, 2020 by : Posted in vikings No Comments

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