AFC East injury news: Dalvin Cook ready to roll Week 1 with the New York Jets
The New York Jets won’t have to face Von Miller when they face off against the Buffalo Bills Week 1 in an AFC East Monday night clash. They will also get to show off their new running back Dalvin Cook.
Cook, who signed a one-year deal with the Jets late in training camp, has declared himself ready to go by Week 1. The 4-time Pro Bowler is excited to be in a Jets’ uniform and feels he is in great shape to handle a high-volume load right away.
"“You never know until you go out there and do it,” Cook said, via ESPN. “I think once you’re out there, everything goes out the window. It’s kind of like, ‘Let’s play ball.’ The conditioning part is going to take care of itself. Other than that, I’ve been working my tail off. I’m ready to go play.”"
As Cook and the Jets look to stake their claim on the AFC East, the noise surrounding the other three teams suddenly has the team in New York as the stable team in the division. Does that mean they should be considered the favorites?
Well, not exactly. The Bills are still the Bills, the Dolphins will be strong, and the Patriots will be a factor. The winner of the AFC East will come down to the team that stays the healthiest and the better defense. The advantage for the Jets is they have a strong defense and the best running back situation in the division going into Week 1.
Patriots running back duo Rhamondre Stevenson and Ezekiel Elliott could have something to say about that the latter part.