The Ravens have officially signed running back Dalvin Cook to their practice squad, a day before their regular-season finale against the Steelers.
The Jets released the veteran four-time Pro Bowl running back this week, allowing him to join a contender for the playoffs.
"Just good for business for everybody," Jets Head Coach Robert Saleh said. "Dalvin's been an unbelievable teammate since the day he walked in here. Obviously, it hasn't gone the way any of us wanted. He's been an unbelievable teammate, unbelievable mentor to the young guys. I know he's been hurting, not physically but just wanting to be out there to help the team. ... Whatever opportunity he gets I know he's going to be great."
The Ravens brought Melvin Gordon III up to the 53-man roster following the season-ending injury to rookie Keaton Mitchell, but Cook would add more depth and give Baltimore the option of elevating him from the practice squad in the playoffs.
Cook rushed for more than 1,100 yards each of the past four seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, establishing himself as one of the game's top running backs.
The Vikings released him in June, however, and Cook became a backup in New York to Breece Hall. In 15 games, Cook has rushed for 214 yards and caught 15 passes for 78 yards. He has yet to score a touchdown this season.
Baltimore's backfield is led by Gus Edwards and Justice Hill, but Cook has credentials and talent that could help the Ravens' offense at some point in the playoffs.