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  • Writer's pictureDominic Konareski

Expect Israel Abanikanda To Take Full Advantage Of Dalvin Cook Being Released

Dalvin Cook is cooked.

It was revealed earlier today that the New York Jets and Dalvin Cook are mutually parting ways. The release of Cook comes with just one game remaining for the sub .500% Jets. 

Dalvin Cook’s 67 rushing attempts were only good for a career-low 214 yards and saw 0 touchdowns. 

If Cook clears waivers, he could sign with a playoff contender team and have a chance to win a Super Bowl. Coming off of a pro bowl just a season ago, Cook’s career-worst season comes as a shocker. His lack of performance led to minimal usage that saw him in New York’s second and third-string slots.

With Dalvin Cook gone, the Jets now have just two running backs on their roster: Breece Hall and Israel Abanikanda. 

Israel Abanikanda will finally have a chance to show what he could do. The fifth round pick has appeared in five games this season, rushing for 64 yards off of 19 carries. 

The Pitt product notched 1,576 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns in 280 attempts across 26 games through three years. 

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