Buffalo Bills Rumors: 3 reasons to pursue Dalvin Cook if cut

Buffalo Bills, Dalvin Cook (Photo by Isaiah Vazquez/Getty Images)
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Buffalo Bills, Damien Harris
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Why the  Buffalo Bills should pursue Dalvin Cook if he’s cut: Damien Harris’ injury history

When the Bills signed Damien Harris this offseason, the contract looked like a low-risk, fairly-cheap type of deal. At first glance, sure, it was a fair deal. After all, it was only a 1-year deal worth $1.77 million. As a possible starting running back, or at least a complimentary type, that’s money well spent.

But, if the Bills had the chance to add Dalvin Cook, they should do it in a heartbeat, because Harris’ injury history is especially concerning.

Since 2018 (his last collegiate season before turning pro), Harris has suffered two concussions. In 2019, as a rookie, Harris missed three games with a hamstring injury. He also rarely played that season as a rookie.

In his second season, Harris missed the first three games of the season with a broken finger. Then, he missed the Patriots’ final three games that year with a high ankle sprain.

During the 2021 season, Harris suffered one of those two concussions, dealt with a rib injury, endured a neck issue as well as another hamstring issue.

Last year, Harris once again dealt with a hamstring injury and then went out with a thigh issue. In four seasons, the running back has only appeared in 38 games.