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CB Chris Cook Could Play Sunday

Cornerback Chris Cook will play for the Vikings at Houston on Sunday, following a six-game absence because of a broken right arm.

Coach Leslie Frazier said after Friday’s practice that he’s satisfied with Cook’s progress and was in the process of determining how much to use him against the Texans, whether back in his starting spot or as the third cornerback in the nickel package.

Cook was placed on injured reserve with a designation to return after getting hurt trying to make a tackle on Oct. 25 against Tampa Bay, and this is the first week he’s eligible to be reinstated to the active roster. The Vikings didn’t immediately make a corresponding move to make room; they had until Saturday to do so.

This is the third straight season that Cook has missed significant time. He had problems with both knees his rookie year after being drafted in the second round out of Virginia.

Then he ran into legal trouble last season following his arrest on felony assault charges he was later acquitted of, stemming from a fight with his girlfriend. He played in only six games in each of his first two years. Just when he was starting to hit his stride as the team’s best player in outside pass coverage, Cook was knocked out of action again.

“He’s got the ability to be a good corner in our league, but because of the injuries it’s set him back some,” Frazier said.

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3 Responses to “CB Chris Cook Could Play Sunday”

  1. SouthernVikesFan says:

    Put him in as QB so we at least have a chance to win this game

  2. Geno says:

    Despite my support for the Minnesota Vikings, who desperately need a solid cornerback. I think Chris Cook should do some jail time for choking his ex girlfriend. He may have been acquitted, but I think it’s a certainty that Chris Cook paid her whatever it took to get her to testify in a manner that would allow him to go free.

    That said, we are where we are, and if Chris Cook can play then he should play if he gives the Vikes the best chance to win.

    Hopefully the Vikes will draft some receivers, and another cornerback in the draft.

    • justin gallardo says:

      Shit I would have chocked her ass out 2 she was beating the shit out of him . But because he is a guy that is 6 ft 2 and she was a tiny female he gets introuble hell I read somewhere that she pulled a knife out on him but u dnt here about that either. Now as far as on the field we need him . I like robinson and winfield is my favorite football player but they r short. We need big dbs . Cook held megatron to basically nothing when he played but when he didn’t megatron made the secondary look horrible. Cook can shutdown andre johnson but what I worry about is the white sanchez aka ponder . He is worse than tjoke

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