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49ers sign Chris Cook

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The 49ers found themselves a bit thin at cornerback with Carlos Rogers released and Tarell Brown a free agent, but things are a bit rounder with word that Chris Cook has signed with the team.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that the team has reached agreement with the former Viking on a one-year deal.

Cook is 6-foot-2 and 212 pounds with long arms, which gives the 49ers the big corner that they’ve been looking for this offseason. Cook also has good speed, which made him a second-round pick in 2010, but he never put things together on the field for the Vikings. Cook started 29 games over his four years in Minnesota without making an interception and also got in trouble off the field that made his tenure even rockier.

The Niners are obviously betting that Cook’s physical gifts can be turned into something more valuable on the field. It’s not likely to cost them a big chunk of money to make that bet and they could still look for other options to go with Tramaine Brock, Eric Wright and Chris Culliver.

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  1. tcoeguy says: Mar 14, 2014 5:39 PM

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

    -signed,
    Vikings fans

  2. 84smooninlambeaunevergetsold says: Mar 14, 2014 5:40 PM

    Oh no, I’m devastated. Please somebody pinch me and tell me this is all a bad dream.

  3. moosedoggie says: Mar 14, 2014 5:41 PM

    We are thrilled about your new look secondary.

    -rest of the NFC west

  4. niners816 says: Mar 14, 2014 5:41 PM

    Our offseason sucks. This guy has never even intercepted a pass. Gabbert, Martin, now this dude?? I hope they know what they are doing. Hopefully they will sign Edelman or Nicks, but I could see them signing Joe Webb or some geek off the street the way this offseason has been.

  5. deflateddome says: Mar 14, 2014 5:41 PM

    “Glass” will not make it through training camp…

  6. nfl4days says: Mar 14, 2014 5:43 PM

    The niners and panthers are battling it out for worst offseason of 2014.

  7. canadianbucsfan says: Mar 14, 2014 5:45 PM

    While the 49’ers easily have enough talent to be one of the better teams this upcoming season, they’re offseason has been very questionable.. Gabbert is one of the worst QB’s in the league, Jon Martin is an average at best tackle that can’t handle a NFL locker room. Chris Cook is GARBAGE, he was so bad as a viking.

  8. theallegedone says: Mar 14, 2014 5:48 PM

    How would you know if Chris Cook has good speed? I never once saw him chase down any of the 1000 guys that CONSTANTLY got past him.

  9. themackstrong says: Mar 14, 2014 5:48 PM

    This is so funny! Honestly, I was still getting over laughing about Gabbert/Martin trades. The comedy continues…

    Now 49ers bring on Chris Cook who looked flat out terrible on a bad secondary? Shaping up to be the worst secondary in the NFC West- good job Balkee.

  10. valhallaman says: Mar 14, 2014 5:49 PM

    It might not cost you a big chunk o’ change, but it will cost you a big chunk o’ games.

  11. claymatthewscromagnonforehead says: Mar 14, 2014 5:49 PM

    Good riddance to this woman abusing hack. Hope for the 49ers sake they can get something out of him. Maybe an interception perhaps since he’s never had one.

  12. bears0492 says: Mar 14, 2014 5:49 PM

    People hating on this acquisition are being illogical. He’s a big, solid corner with high upside and low risk. I was really hoping the Bears would get this guy if we didn’t get Tillman back.

    He’s not coming off a good year, obviously, or his value would be higher, but he has produced in the past. INTs are not at all the only indicator of production.

    All in all, good pickup 49ers. Fans of the team should be happy.

  13. 13x Offseason World Champions says: Mar 14, 2014 5:51 PM

    Wow, even Chris Cook couldn’t wait to get out of Minnesota…

  14. bleedredandgold16 says: Mar 14, 2014 5:51 PM

    A low risk, medium reward type of signing. They’re obviously not going to sign him for a lot of money, and if he doesn’t perform, he’ll be cut after camp. Highly doubtful that he’ll take the place of someone more talented or higher priced.

  15. briscocountyjr says: Mar 14, 2014 5:51 PM

    Congrats 9er fans!!!

    #49ersaredesperate

  16. seatownballers says: Mar 14, 2014 5:51 PM

    Lol. What the Hell? Baalke is trying to get Harbuagh fired

  17. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Mar 14, 2014 5:52 PM

    You’d think by this time, late in a meaningless game, a ball would have been tipped and Cook would have been able to catch it. Nope. Still looking for that first career interception.

  18. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Mar 14, 2014 5:54 PM

    13x Offseason World Champions says:
    Mar 14, 2014 5:51 PM

    Wow, even Chris Cook couldn’t wait to get out of Minnesota…
    ______

    I don’t remember the Vikings making him an offer.

  19. glenne81 says: Mar 14, 2014 5:55 PM

    In other news:

    The Cleveland Browns have scheduled a press conference to reveal their 2015 Head Coach.

  20. slugbaitspace says: Mar 14, 2014 5:56 PM

    Wow…a Viking signed with the 49ers instead of the Seahawks.

    Awkward…

  21. csalmjs says: Mar 14, 2014 5:56 PM

    LOL

    Some of you people don’t have a clue. I doubt this dude it cracks the 53 man roster.

    Everyone complaining about Gabbert, Martin, Cook etc lol like any of these dudes even play. Niners basically had 1 spot to fill and that was Bethea

    Chill out.

  22. calicokiller49 says: Mar 14, 2014 5:57 PM

    Depressing…..,

  23. nastyniners says: Mar 14, 2014 5:57 PM

    Another under the radar signing by Baalke. I remember when we signed Carlos Rodgers and how everyone laughed. Well he went on to have 6 picks hos first season with the team. I also recall the same thing with the Glen Dorsey contract and he had a great year. Being on a great team raises your level of play. Not to mention the Niners have a great coaching staff.

  24. 33vikes says: Mar 14, 2014 5:59 PM

    #1 example of a guy who needed a change of scenery. Seemed to have all the tools but could never make a play of consequence. As they say on the Sopranos, “It’s time for you to go”.

  25. hopper15 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:01 PM

    Gabbert, Martin and Cook. All low risk moves for depth. There all making peanuts financially. I don’t see what the fuss is all about.

  26. robert831 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:02 PM

    My two teams are the Vikings and 49ers. As a Vikings fan I rejoice, as this loser is gone. As a 49er fan I hope he does not make the team. He is a woman beater and has no coverage skills what so ever..

  27. sanfranfanyouknowit says: Mar 14, 2014 6:02 PM

    The Vikings secondary has been garbage since he came in the league maybe its the coaching staff that was in place until this year, Also hard to produce when guarding Megatron, Marshall, Jeffries, Cobb, and Nelson twice a year

  28. sharks123 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:03 PM

    Doesn’t mean he’s making the team but ya I don’t get it. Someone has a long arm fetish.

  29. schmitty2 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:04 PM

    bears0492 says:Mar 14, 2014 5:49 PM

    People hating on this acquisition are being illogical. He’s a big, solid corner with high upside and low risk. I was really hoping the Bears would get this guy if we didn’t get Tillman back

    I think you meant to say low upside and high risk.

  30. jnova80 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:04 PM

    Calm down, they’re not expecting this guy to replace anyone. It’s a one year (hopefully extremely cheap) deal. He’ll be camp competition, and if he’s as bad as everyone says he is, will get cut.

  31. darkneptune73 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:05 PM

    I guarantee you, Chris Cook will not pick off a pass in training camp down there, much less if he makes it to the main roster.

    Good luck dealing with that troublemaker, San Fran.

  32. joey49er says: Mar 14, 2014 6:08 PM

    U haters are funny we signed asamaugh last yr and how many games did he play? cook is a player to back up…We all ready have starting cbs…lol …..;T brock and culliver…wright…we have 12 draft pics…..we will draft a cb with atleast 2 pics

  33. kaprajan says: Mar 14, 2014 6:10 PM

    I’m willing to bet not half the people on this forum knew donte whitner or Carlos Rogers before we got them in 2011 n made them pro bowlers

  34. hawkstradamus says: Mar 14, 2014 6:12 PM

    Seahawks will reign supreme. The north Mexico whiners are done and over with. This will be the year everything falls apart. Gore will finally hit the wall, fAlldown Smith will get hooked on purple drank, CK7 will test positive for ped use ( as a hs sr he was 6-4 175lbs and ran the 40 in 5.0) and tear a bicep while flexing in front of the mirror. Vernon Davis will suffer from severe and mysterious menstral cramps just before Seahawk games, as is tradition. And Jim Harbaugh will continue to make a Public specticle of himself every Sunday. Hawkstradamus has fortold it, and so it shal be.

  35. jvibottomline says: Mar 14, 2014 6:12 PM

    Hey Morons,
    These guys aren’t even going to be active on gameday for the Niners. Relax, their roster is LOADED! Harbaugh is a football GOD and will kick the tires on physical tools to see if he can get them to reach their potential, just like he did with Alex Smith, Ted Ginn, Carlos Rogers, Donte Whitner, the list goes on and on. Great teams never win free agency, they win the draft, and nobody has been better than the Niners in the draft.

  36. sf69ers says: Mar 14, 2014 6:13 PM

    As a 49ers fan, can’t wait for him to be cut. Both he and Eric Wright I could be without. I don’t want the 49ers to overspend in free agency, but come on Tarell Brown is better than both these corners combined, and Brown isn’t special.

  37. bifftannen55 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:13 PM

    Vikings’ starters will be 3rd or 4th string on the 49ers.

  38. wininer says: Mar 14, 2014 6:13 PM

    No guaranteed money, vet minimum, one year deal? Sounds like camp competition.

  39. goldrush36 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:14 PM

    This officially proves that Trent is trying to sandbag Jim. wow

  40. mclovin07 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:14 PM

    This guy couldn’t catch a cold in Siberia….

    Thank you Zimmer for letting this guy leave.

  41. sf49er75 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:14 PM

    I think all of you are being overly critical with the 49ers offseason moves so far..

    Gabbert… it’s not like this guy is the projected starting QB.. he’s backup, and in that regard, not any worse than Colt McCoy last year.. and it only cost a 6th rounder. you guys are treating this like it was supposed to be their major move… it’s a backup QB.. chill out!

    Same goes with Martin.. it was a conditional 7th rounder for the chance to see how good this guy could be as a BACKUP on the OL.

  42. Glassguy9 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:17 PM

    Thank you SanFran and oh by the way good luck with that stiff!!!!

  43. snoopsjb4 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:20 PM

    A Vikings player in San Fran now… Chris cook is the next Deion sanders awesome signing!! Pshhhhh haha

  44. evansvc says: Mar 14, 2014 6:22 PM

    GM/Coach, sit down and talk to this guy…I think he can help…..
    There are a lot worse QBs on NFL rosters that has never had the success Vince Young has had …(NFL Rookie of the Year, 2 Pro Bowls, Playoff experience and Mobility). Vince has a career winning record of 31-19…
    I hope he gets another chance even if it’s third string…

  45. tacomatiger says: Mar 14, 2014 6:24 PM

    The rams will be better than the whiners next season, watch

  46. dctillidie says: Mar 14, 2014 6:24 PM

    Looks like the FortyWhiners are gonna get “Cooked” now!

  47. duluthvikesfan says: Mar 14, 2014 6:24 PM

    First they sign Gabbert, and now Cook. Is this Harbaugh’s way of getting even with the 49ers for the entire coaching trade to the Browns that didn’t happen?? Make the 49er self destruct with bad players???

  48. time2speakup says: Mar 14, 2014 6:25 PM

    Please correct me if, repeat if, I am wrong. I vaguely recall hearing a similar hysterical outburst when Baalke grabbed Carlos “He who can’t catch and/or hold a basket of footballs” Rogers. And how did that turn out again? That’s what I thought. Knock the Niners brain-trust all you want now, then watch them AGAIN win the NFC West Division, and go on to ……………..

  49. wininer says: Mar 14, 2014 6:29 PM

    I absolutely roll on the floor laughing at the critics of the Niners offseason. We traded picks that were extremely unlikely to even make the practice squad for former 1st and 2nd round talent.

    We signed Bathea who is very similar to Whitner, cept he’s a slight upgrade and is costing the team 1/4 th of the contract Whitner got from the Browns. Signed a camp competition CB to the smallest contract possible with no penalty for outright cutting him prior to the season.

    Resigned the important people we needed to right away, let those who were no longer going to be starters on the team go, and increased our total available cap space. Did not overpay a single FA, and contrary got every one of them on a deal and in doing so set the team up for continued long term success.

    Get informed.

  50. ninerider says: Mar 14, 2014 6:29 PM

    I’m at a loss. First Gabbert and then Martin
    get picked up in trades. Hopefully Gabbert never makes it out of the tunnel. Then you put whatever cohesion you have left at risk by trading for Martin. Then you sign Cook, I Guy I doubt can catch a pass in practice. This draft better be good or my niners or their on the outside looking in come playoff time.

  51. macdaddyspeed says: Mar 14, 2014 6:32 PM

    Gonna be very tough for the Hawks and niners to hold off the cards and rams this season. Very tough indeed. GO HAWKS!!!

  52. taymac9 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:32 PM

    Why are people so stupid… Gabbert, cook, and marin will most likely not start. The niners have nothing invested in them and are seeing if they can fix whats wrong.. Why do people assume if you sign someone they have to start.. We have depth.. We have a starter already at every position these guys are projects. they work they work they don’t they don’t… No big deal. But inner fans mocking this deal are the same fans who bitched about drafting aldon smith… bitched about resigning smith… Bitched about starting kaep.. I could go on and on.. stop doubting the niners front office.

  53. dctillidie says: Mar 14, 2014 6:33 PM

    Rams fleeced the Deadskins and RGME will be in jail in 2 years!

  54. seaeagle707 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:36 PM

    Maybe they brought Cook in, to toughen up Martin?

  55. russellwilsonismymvp says: Mar 14, 2014 6:37 PM

    Mar 14, 2014 6:02 PM

    My two teams are the Vikings and 49ers. As a Vikings fan I rejoice, as this loser is gone. As a 49er fan I hope he does not make the team. He is a woman beater and has no coverage skills what so ever..
    —————————–
    Bandwagon much?

  56. arock49 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:37 PM

    To all Vikings fans…. This should be a lesson for you and every other NFL team with no playoff hopes. The difference between a contender and you?…. A.) Niners didn’t waste a 2nd round pick on this guy. B.). We just signed him to low risk/ reward almost league minimum contract. C.) Niners are not dumb enough to try and make this a guy their starter for 4 years. Oh and D.) He just joined one of the top 5 Defenses in the NFL not the bottom 5…,.. Good luck with your 2014 season….

  57. joey49er says: Mar 14, 2014 6:41 PM

    GOOOOOOOO 49ers

  58. time2speakup says: Mar 14, 2014 6:42 PM

    If those flinging arrows at this move did even a modicum of research, they would see that if, here I go again, repeat if, they would see that the best Cook could do to get on the Niners roster is to wind up being an addition to our depth at Safety – and an “in a pinch” corner.

  59. omeimontis says: Mar 14, 2014 6:44 PM

    Bargain basement acquistion for insurance against Brown leaving. Should cost them less than $1 mil and have no effect on their ability to pursue another free agent corner and a wide receiver. Walter Thurmond may be asking too much money.

  60. sonoco says: Mar 14, 2014 6:44 PM

    Get a clue people . . . off season rosters can hold 90 . . . NINETY players. If he makes the final 53 I’d be shocked. He’s a camp body with potential upside. Evidently a lot of Redskin fans used to building through free agency like to blather on here.

  61. fasteddy415 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:46 PM

    I see the same haters/uneducated people on 49er threads everyday.

    Don’t YOU people have something else better to do? Heck…Step away from the keyboard and clean your room. Maybe get a job? How about a LIFE?

    Anyhow, all these moves except for Bethea are depth moves with very minimal risk with the possibility of rewards. Smart organizations make these kind of moves and build through the draft.

  62. omeimontis says: Mar 14, 2014 6:48 PM

    Getting a former first round pick like Martin is a steal. This guy is not the bully. He is the victim of bullying. The Niners get along with each other in the locker room and the players treat each other like brothers. He will fit right in.

  63. omeimontis says: Mar 14, 2014 6:50 PM

    LOL, after those vicious rumors about Harbaugh have been extinguished, some people are still trying hard by pouring vodka on the ashes.

  64. misterautomatic says: Mar 14, 2014 6:52 PM

    Championship.

  65. sterling7 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:54 PM

    As a Minnesota Viking 4life since 1968-I ask why????????

  66. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 14, 2014 6:59 PM

    he has not proven himself worthy as a cornerback in the NFL but maybe this new defensive scheme will fit him better.

  67. mediasloppy says: Mar 14, 2014 7:00 PM

    I’ll just simply say Good Luck. He was in MN as a zone defense type of player. I’m not sure what the 49er’s are. He is ok against the run.

  68. abqhawk says: Mar 14, 2014 7:15 PM

    Put a fork in him – he’s Cooked!! NFCW is thrilled.

  69. randallwoodfield says: Mar 14, 2014 7:18 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    Mar 14, 2014 5:54 PM
    13x Offseason World Champions says:
    Mar 14, 2014 5:51 PM

    Wow, even Chris Cook couldn’t wait to get out of Minnesota…
    ______

    I don’t remember the Vikings making him an offer.
    ———————————-

    You’re right, they let him walk. He wanted to stay in Minnesota and play for Zimmer, but once he pissed off Zimmer via Twitter, he had no chance of coming back to Minnesota. But, facts never mattered to extra chromosome carrying dolts like 13x.

  70. khmer379 says: Mar 14, 2014 7:20 PM

    Last time I check we beat the 49ers with ponder and that so kalled bottom 5 defense get your fact straight in the last several years so kalm down with that nonsense were not the packers you know lol

  71. wheezerswin says: Mar 14, 2014 7:26 PM

    Too bad. I used to really enjoy watching Rodgers carve that guy up. Oh we’ll, I’m sure the Vikes will replace him with some other teams hack-castoff. That is what they do and why they never have and never will win a championship. Vikings are the ultimate dynasty of losers

  72. cags777 says: Mar 14, 2014 7:26 PM

    First of all, good riddance to bad rubbish. The guy gave up more touchdowns than anyone could imagine. And yet, he never full held himself accountable for his bad playing (then again, neither did Frazier). If I were a GM, I wouldn’t take a chance on this guy even if I was trying to get my coach fired.

  73. backdapack4evr says: Mar 14, 2014 7:30 PM

    Great for him!!
    Got a job in the NFL!!!
    Lol

  74. skololvikings says: Mar 14, 2014 7:32 PM

    wininer says: Mar 14, 2014 6:29 PM

    We signed Bathea who is very similar to Whitner, cept he’s a slight upgrade and is costing the team 1/4 th of the contract Whitner got from the Browns.
    —————-

    Except absolutely no scouts, websites, or anyone else had Bethea as an upgrade over Whitner. This site had him well below Whitner in their free agent rankings, and PFF had Bethea as one of the worst safeties in the league last year (among the free agents for this year), while Whitner was one of the best. That’s not to say that Whitner isn’t over-rated, because I certainly think he is. But Bethea just isn’t good, period.

    The only people saying Bethea is an upgrade are the fans of the team that signed him. Not exactly an objective source.

  75. tcstunner says: Mar 14, 2014 7:34 PM

    LOL. Sorry 49ers fans. You can try to justify this signing all you want, buts it’s a HORRIBLE signing. As a Vikes fan I can tell you Cooke has ZERO ball skills. He can be in perfect position and he still won’t make the play. Oh, and he’s not in perfect position all that often. I can guarantee you this, not ONE SINGLE VIKES FAN is sad to see him go. He’s all yours:-)

  76. jebdamone says: Mar 14, 2014 7:39 PM

    i have honestly seen few DBs that have consistently played as poorly as cookie. he was the classic example of a guy that every second you thought he might not be THAT bad he instantly proved you wrong.

  77. Norseman says: Mar 14, 2014 7:45 PM

    Josh Alper forgot to add the whole injury-riddled-career thing too.

    And the little- never looks for the ball, zero ball skills tidbit as well.

    9er fans- there is a very good reason the Vikings let him walk. We need CBs. Badly. And we still let him walk. Something to think about.

  78. darkneptune73 says: Mar 14, 2014 7:49 PM

    Na Na Na Na
    Na Na Na Na
    Hey Hey Hey
    Goodbye!

  79. pfromvv says: Mar 14, 2014 7:57 PM

    For some reason I was expecting for us to lose Tarrell Brown. I never read or heard about the Niners having any interest about keeping him around. This Chris Cook sounds like he might have the ability to do something, but this is not the player I was looking to replace Tarrell Brown. We need to get Walter Thurmond signed quick.

  80. ninermoose says: Mar 14, 2014 8:09 PM

    We signed Bathea who is very similar to Whitner, cept he’s a slight upgrade and is costing the team 1/4 th of the contract Whitner got from the Browns.
    —————-

    Except absolutely no scouts, websites, or anyone else had Bethea as an upgrade over Whitner. This site had him well below Whitner in their free agent rankings, and PFF had Bethea as one of the worst safeties in the league last year (among the free agents for this year), while Whitner was one of the best. That’s not to say that Whitner isn’t over-rated, because I certainly think he is. But Bethea just isn’t good, period.

    The only people saying Bethea is an upgrade are the fans of the team that signed him. Not exactly an objective source.

    —————————————————

    Except ESPN which has him graded as an A and Whitner a B -….FAIL.

  81. skololvikings says: Mar 14, 2014 8:39 PM

    “Except ESPN which has him graded as an A and Whitner a B -….FAIL.”
    ——–

    Well, I just looked at that list, and you are correct.

    However, they also have Tracy Porter and Tarell Brown as better CBs than Darrell Revis and Vontae Davis.

    In other words, ESPN, as always, is absolutely terrible.

  82. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 14, 2014 8:48 PM

    9ers have been the best team thus far in the off season by miles.

    Three first round talent players in Gabbert, Martin, and Cook, for next to nothing in terms of assets or cap room. Plus they’re all young, ascending players who were stifled in bad situations.

    No downside, and potentially huge upside.

  83. johnnyprc says: Mar 14, 2014 9:22 PM

    As a Hawks fan, I hope 49ers aren’t serious and entering 2014 with that backfield….after all, I want those games between Seahawks/49ers to be meaningful.

  84. skolvikes28allday says: Mar 14, 2014 9:38 PM

    life long vikings fan here..

    sorry 49ers fans.

    he gets burned every time!!!!

  85. bigdaddyrockytop says: Mar 14, 2014 9:38 PM

    Gabbert might have just needed a change of scenery. He has noone to throw to and an aweful offensive line. He seemed to have lost his confidence. A good QB coach and a decent line will do him wonders. Most of you doorknobs look at fantasy numbers and nothing else.

  86. diveleft says: Mar 14, 2014 10:46 PM

    Let’s see….zero career interceptions, constantly injured, and likes to beat up women. Great signing Niners. So glad he is out of Minnesota, but must admit with his resume I thought Green Bay would have been a better fit. Addition by subtraction for the Vikes.

  87. danflores93 says: Mar 14, 2014 10:57 PM

    Low risk, high reward. That describes most of the moves by the 49ers so far. That’s what you do when you are in a position of power. Martin is a guy who could prove to be very valuable if he gets his act together. Cook is large for a DB with long arms and as the 49ers proved with guys like Whitner and Carlos Rogers, they truly can revive his career. And for anyone laughing at Gabbert, I have 2 words for you: Alex. Smith.

  88. ragnarthemagnificent says: Mar 14, 2014 11:24 PM

    This is one Cook you want to keep out of the kitchen unless you’re making bananas Foster. Getting burned seems to be his specialty. Zing!

  89. robertbayard says: Mar 14, 2014 11:56 PM

    49’ers only signed this guy to try to get Tarell Brown cheap. This guy won’t make the roster. Just 49’er head games, the 49’er way.

  90. cougar69rt03 says: Mar 15, 2014 12:29 AM

    just dont let cook near the san fran females . hook him up with one of your many san fran bois . least they can punch back . cook was burned too many time in minn the old saying toast . doubt he makes the 53 squad

  91. BDNsports says: Mar 15, 2014 2:06 AM

    All hyperbole and jokes aside, Cook’s not a completely, god-awful DB in coverage. And because of his size, he can play against larger wideouts, getting a couple pass breakups here and there. (I specifically remember one break up against Megatron his rookie season.)

    However, he absolutely can not stay on the field and does not EVER make splash plays. No INTs, FFs, or FRs. He as one career sack, never had more than 41 tackles, and only played in 34 of 64 career games.

    Wish him the best, but as a second round pick with his physical stature, he’s been nothing short of disappointing.

  92. vik3z says: Mar 15, 2014 2:28 AM

    niether the 49ers or the Seahawks have very good scouts over here in Minny. you guys always pay the worst former vikes (usually seattle, except percy. percys the man.)

  93. bobnelsonjr says: Mar 15, 2014 2:38 AM

    Just because some loser franchise drafts a guy in the 2nd round doesn’t mean he has 2nd round talent.

    This guy has zero talent and has multiple arrests while in the NFL. Not being on the field on game day because he was in jail made the vikings coaching staff happy and they paid him the rest of the season without any suspension just asked him to stay away from the team.

    Even at the veteran minimum the guy is a waste of an offseason roster spot.

    As for Gabbert, we remember his predraft admissions and Martin walked out on his team and teammates.

    Better to sign a rookie that might be trained to be a good player than sign proven poor performers with attitude problems.

  94. whatjusthapped says: Mar 15, 2014 8:19 AM

    Just another example of the ineptitude of the Viking’s front office. Not only was Chris Cook a 2nd round draft choice, he was a high second round draft pick (#34 overall). He beats his girlfriend for making a cell phone call is all you need to know about his character. The fact that he can’t play was somewhat hidden when he was surrounded by other Vikings but the 49ers will soon find that out, in spades.

  95. 64post says: Mar 15, 2014 12:21 PM

    Baalke continues his shopping spree at the Dollar Tree..

  96. 64post says: Mar 15, 2014 12:22 PM

    Garbage in, garbage out..

  97. benihana10 says: Mar 15, 2014 2:00 PM

    Thanks San Fran! Free Agency just keeps getting better and better for MN this, really wish we could’ve picked up ATV though

  98. blabidibla says: Mar 15, 2014 3:23 PM

    Could it possibly be this guy under performed because he was on the Vikings?

    Most signs point to yes.

  99. kmossg says: Mar 15, 2014 4:44 PM

    A lot of times he was in position, he just could never seem to make the play, poor ball skills and just an average tackler for his size.

    Maybe if you plug him into the 49ers defense, he will finally be somewhat productive

  100. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 15, 2014 8:36 PM

    Viking fans insisted that he would develop into one of the best cornerbacks in the league. Those poor degenerates really don’t understand football.

  101. chillyball says: Mar 15, 2014 10:14 PM

    Curious to see how he does. Is cris cook bad or was it the vikings coaching? Curious.

  102. vikingspride says: Mar 16, 2014 2:53 PM

    He will never make the 53 man roster! He was the worst corner in an abysmal secondary last year. I hope he is cut and never resigns anywhere in the league again… well then again….. he could sign and start for Green Bay, Detroit, or Chicago and that would be fine with me, but I don’t think they would make that mistake! Rats!

  103. evansvc says: Mar 16, 2014 5:29 PM

    If the coach think he can help B. Gabbert, then surely he can help Vince Young…

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