The Vikings were open to retaining running back Dalvin Cook in 2023, but money proved an issue, with the team unwilling to pay the $14 million he was owed this season, and Cook unwilling to restructure his deal. Now, days after the Pro Bowler's release, Cook reportedly has no plans of "settling" as a free agent, and, in fact, could be seeking close to $10 million per year with his next team.

Cook, who "might well be the healthiest he's ever been" after a long-anticipated shoulder surgery, is eyeing a "significant contract," NFL Media's Tom Pelissero reported on "The Rich Eisen Show" this week. Specifically, Cook is unlikely to consider any offers in the range of $4M-5M per year — which fellow veterans like Jamaal Williams and David Montgomery received in free agency.