Vikings cornerback Chris Cook, who was in jail for one game and suspended for another after being charged with choking his girlfriend, has been brought back to the Vikings — but he won’t be playing.
The Vikings announced today that Cook’s suspension is over, and he’s back on the 53-man roster and will be getting paid.
However, Cook will not participate in football activities. He won’t practice or play. He’s not suspended, but he’s not with the team, either.
By rule, the Vikings could have suspended Cook for up to four weeks. It’s not clear why they decided to go this route, rather than continuing the suspension. But the Vikings say that’s their decision, and they say Cook and his agent have agreed to it. So Cook likely won’t be on the field for the Vikings any time soon.