Skip to content

Report: Chris Cook to visit 49ers

Martellus Bennett, Chris Cook AP

After the release of Carlos Rogers earlier this week, the San Francisco 49ers are continuing to explore options at the cornerback position.

According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, the 49ers will host former Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook for a visit on Thursday.

San Francisco released Rogers on Monday and Tarell Brown remains a free agent. While the team did re-sign Eric Wright on Tuesday, the team is still looking to solidify the position. At 6-foot-2, 212 pounds, Cook is a bigger corner than anyone else on the 49ers’ roster.

As San Francisco and Seattle have constantly tried to “one-up” each other over the past few seasons, the 49ers could view Cook as a possible fit to mirror their division rival’s larger, physical cornerbacks.

Cook started 11 of 12 games player for the Minnesota Vikings last season. He racked up 47 tackles but did not record an interception and had only two passes defensed on the year.

Permalink 32 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Home, Minnesota Vikings, Rumor Mill, San Francisco 49ers
32 Responses to “Report: Chris Cook to visit 49ers”
  1. icedvike5000 says: Mar 12, 2014 11:43 PM

    San Francisco can have him, good riddance!!! signed,

    Viking Fans

  2. duluthvikesfan says: Mar 12, 2014 11:43 PM

    Try zero interceptions so far during his entire NFL career! One of the worst draft picks in Vikings history. Enjoy, SF!

  3. thepftpoet says: Mar 12, 2014 11:44 PM

    Blaine Gabbert.
    Jonathan Martin.
    Chris Cook.

    This has been a bad off-season for the 49ers.

  4. kjkulsrud says: Mar 12, 2014 11:45 PM

    Good riddance… Chris Cook is a horrible person, as long as he doesn’t come back to Minnesota, I’ll be happy.

  5. slugbaitspace says: Mar 12, 2014 11:46 PM

    Wait…a Viking might sign with the 49ers instead of the Seahawks?

    That would be awkward…

  6. randallwoodfield says: Mar 12, 2014 11:46 PM

    Good luck to anybody that signs Cook. He’s big enough and fast enough, but has zero ball skills. He can’t locate or react to the ball. He has not had an interception since coming to the NFL and he can’t stay healthy either. He’s got a history of being a bad character guy and already pissed off Mike Zimmer.

  7. mrheavyhustle says: Mar 12, 2014 11:46 PM

    I seen him on the Vikings and I dont know how much they expect from him. Then again Vikings defense was so pathetic all around that Niners other defensive players may cover up a lot of his mistakes. He has an elite corner size at least.

  8. gberg09 says: Mar 12, 2014 11:50 PM

    He’s a choke artist on and off the field

  9. apmaxson83 says: Mar 12, 2014 11:55 PM

    Like Randall said, just the worst ball skills you will ever see. He will track the play, be in perfect position, and then not even attempt a play on the ball. Ridiculous. Anything to not have to watch that anymore.

  10. vik3z says: Mar 12, 2014 11:57 PM

    Chris Cook’s size is the biggest mislead ever. He has the worst ball skills ive ever seen on a corner

    -signed, a vikes fan thats watched every unfortunate snap of Chris “no ball skills” cook’s career

  11. hess97 says: Mar 13, 2014 1:15 AM

    C’mon niners, bring home James Jones!

  12. sharks123 says: Mar 13, 2014 1:24 AM

    No picks and off the field issues. I guess all you need are long arms to be a Baalke guy. 49ers need playmakers, not just warm bodies.

  13. FlashPatterson says: Mar 13, 2014 1:25 AM

    Its already been said, no ball skills. Which totally sucks because he gets himself in position to make the play most of the time.

  14. thebirdofprey2 says: Mar 13, 2014 1:31 AM

    Trent Balkee & Jim Harbaugh need to open a comedy club ASAP because after trading for Gabbert, and Martin now bringing in Chris Cook. 49er fans spin this and make me laugh some more.

  15. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 13, 2014 1:34 AM

    just watch lions, bears, or packer receiver highlights and you’ll see chris cook in there somewhere getting burned.

  16. irf21 says: Mar 13, 2014 1:54 AM

    The Niners would be an automatic underdog if they sign and let cook play. That’s how terrible he is.

  17. minnesotablizzard says: Mar 13, 2014 2:24 AM

    he’s a half step too slow on every play

  18. aaronhimself says: Mar 13, 2014 2:56 AM

    Bad Ball skills? Good Riddance? A lot of the same comments were made by skins fans about Carlos Rogers. That worked quite well.

  19. billbraskyisasonofabitch says: Mar 13, 2014 3:45 AM

    No signing yet. No need to wad the panties. Bottom line is Harbaalke will do what’s right. Just kickin tires

  20. hendeeze says: Mar 13, 2014 3:48 AM

    Who cares about his coverage skills, if the Niners sign him to mirror Seahawk defenders, all he will have to do is hold on every play

  21. stevent92 says: Mar 13, 2014 5:05 AM

    Zero INTs in 4 seasons. And he was a starter.

    Pretty much all you need to know about him.

  22. 13curtjp says: Mar 13, 2014 6:29 AM

    Please please please stay there Chris!!

  23. jvibottomline says: Mar 13, 2014 8:28 AM

    What Vikings fans don’t understand is that Harbaugh is a football GOD and turns manure into gold.

  24. coachkilla6 says: Mar 13, 2014 8:32 AM

    Bar none, the best CB to suit up in purple in the past 20 years. If MN can’t bring this guy back to their dumpster fire of a team, they will continue to embrace the suck for years to come.

  25. winninaintsinnin says: Mar 13, 2014 8:44 AM

    49ers should sign him. He’ll be just like Sherm.

  26. blabidibla says: Mar 13, 2014 12:20 PM

    Amazing how fans who have watched their teams flounder under bad coaches for decades love to blame the players who choose to leave.

    Look for the constant.

  27. billbraskyisasonofabitch says: Mar 13, 2014 1:33 PM

    If Ed Donatell believes in him things will be just fine. Niners and Harbaugh (and staff) turn your crappy players into pro bowlers, look at history

  28. fmc651 says: Mar 13, 2014 2:11 PM

    PFT has the right photo for Cook. Getting scored on. Maybe the niners want some players in camp.
    Just not very good at all. Plus had some off the field nonsense too.

  29. jayniner says: Mar 13, 2014 2:34 PM

    Simmer down people.

    He’s coming in for “a visit”, not a signing…..yet.

  30. kaperchoke says: Mar 13, 2014 4:16 PM

    9ers had no problem with Wright and Cox, so they should have no problems turning a Sorry fool like Cook around as well, as long as he comes cheap THEY DON’T CARE LOL!!!

  31. bstclum04 says: Mar 13, 2014 9:57 PM

    they wont sign him they will sign thurman

  32. ezwriter69 says: Mar 14, 2014 1:15 PM

    despicable slimeball should be with Sharper playing for the San Quentin Stripes… Niners have too much class to sign this criminal batterer.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!