Dalvin Cook full go for training camp

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Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is “full-go” for the start of training camp, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer-Press reports.

It’s not a surprise given Vikings athletic trainer Eric Sugarman said in April that Cook had “knocked his rehab out of the park.”

Cook got limited work during the offseason, and the Vikings have no concern about his availability for the season opener.

Cook tore the ACL in his left knee in Week 4, ending his rookie season on injured reserve after 354 rushing yards.

The Vikings have big plans for him this season.

48 responses to “Dalvin Cook full go for training camp

  1. redlikethepig says:
    July 26, 2018 at 1:56 pm
    Is it too early to predict NFL and Superbowl MVP?
    _________________________

    Not for Barney fans.
    In fact, it’s an annual rite of passage.

  2. This is exciting. Cook is like Adrian Peterson but with more aspects to his game. (Peterson was a great runner but he couldn’t catch the ball or block, and he fumbled often.) If his knee holds up he’s going to be a great one. Go Vikes!

  3. He averaged 91 yd/game. If he could do that for 16 games and the playoffs, the answer to redlikethepig’s question is No, it’s not too early.

  4. wafflestomp says:
    July 26, 2018 at 2:27 pm
    redlikethepig says:
    July 26, 2018 at 1:56 pm
    Is it too early to predict NFL and Superbowl MVP?
    _________________________

    Not for Barney fans.
    In fact, it’s an annual rite of passage.
    ————
    Same is true for Gumby fans.
    25 straight years of preseason super bowls.

  5. Redlikethepig is Delusional. He can’t win MVP because a quarterback will and he won’t win Super Bowl MVP because the queens will never win a Super Bowl. What a sorry franchise.

  6. That’s awesome for Dalvin! I remember him coming out and how bad I wanted the colts to get him. Hard to believe how good the Vikings were without him…

  7. purpleisforgirls says:
    July 26, 2018 at 2:52 pm
    Redlikethepig is Delusional. He can’t win MVP because a quarterback will and he won’t win Super Bowl MVP because the queens will never win a Super Bowl. What a sorry franchise.

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    They also said the Cubs would never win a World Series – Maybe we will all get Lucky and the Packers will be irrelevant for the next decade like they were in the 70’s. hahahahahaha

  8. wafflestomp says:
    July 26, 2018 at 3:16 pm
    Well, hopefully they’ll have Mike Hughes bunking with Cook during training camp since they have so much in common.

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    Dude I know that “bunking” is a fantasy of yours but there are things you should keep to yourself man.

  9. Not for Barney fans.
    In fact, it’s an annual rite of passage.

    ***************************************************************
    It is ok if you feel bitter Vikings will have beat your Packer 5 of the last 6 times and taken the NCFN 3 0f 4 years… Welcome back to the 70’s Baby crap yellow

  10. I watched what Cook did to Harbaugh and Michigan in the Orange Bowl and knew he’d be special. He broke Gedeons ankles bad one time. Big shout out to Ted Thompson for passing on him twice. Thanks Ted!

  11. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    July 26, 2018 at 2:51 pm
    wafflestomp says:
    July 26, 2018 at 2:27 pm
    redlikethepig says:
    July 26, 2018 at 1:56 pm
    Is it too early to predict NFL and Superbowl MVP?
    _________________________

    Not for Barney fans.
    In fact, it’s an annual rite of passage.
    ————
    Same is true for Gumby fans.
    25 straight years of preseason super bowls.
    _________________________

    Did you seriously just pull out the old, I’m rubber and you’re glue, defense?
    Classic!

  12. Liberalsruineverything says:
    July 26, 2018 at 3:48 pm
    I watched what Cook did to Harbaugh and Michigan in the Orange Bowl and knew he’d be special. He broke Gedeons ankles bad one time. Big shout out to Ted Thompson for passing on him twice. Thanks Ted!
    ________________

    Yeah, I think it was a tough call, because running back was a definite need in Green Bay.
    But in the end, I believe his character issues were the defining factor.
    And as we all know, hitting women and children really doesn’t matter to the Viking brass or their fan base.

  13. Zonkers-
    ————
    Same is true for Gumby fans.
    25 straight years of preseason Super Bowls, and 2 ACTUAL Championships.

    There fixed it for ya!

  14. wafflestomp says:
    July 26, 2018 at 4:08 pm
    Liberalsruineverything says:
    July 26, 2018 at 3:48 pm
    I watched what Cook did to Harbaugh and Michigan in the Orange Bowl and knew he’d be special. He broke Gedeons ankles bad one time. Big shout out to Ted Thompson for passing on him twice. Thanks Ted!
    ________________

    Yeah, I think it was a tough call, because running back was a definite need in Green Bay.
    But in the end, I believe his character issues were the defining factor.
    And as we all know, hitting women and children really doesn’t matter to the Viking brass or their fan base.
    ———————————

    Cook was trying to keep the peace that night between other people then gets accused of punching a woman in the face. She was blatantly lying and it took a jury 30 minutes to find him not guilty. Never happened. Don’t let facts stop you though troll boy.

  15. wafflestomp says:
    July 26, 2018 at 4:08 pm
    Liberalsruineverything says:
    July 26, 2018 at 3:48 pm
    I watched what Cook did to Harbaugh and Michigan in the Orange Bowl and knew he’d be special. He broke Gedeons ankles bad one time. Big shout out to Ted Thompson for passing on him twice. Thanks Ted!
    ________________

    Yeah, I think it was a tough call, because running back was a definite need in Green Bay.
    But in the end, I believe his character issues were the defining factor.
    And as we all know, hitting women and children really doesn’t matter to the Viking brass or their fan base.
    //////

    Anybody remember when Najeh Davenport broke into a gal’s room and pooped in the gal’s closet? Or the sexual assault charges against Mark Chumura because he forced himself on a 17- year old girl? How about that Bomb threat made here a few months back? Guion arrested for DUI? Aaron Jones arrested for driving under the influenece and smoking dope……

    Get the hell out with Vikings management or fan base not caring.

  16. Cook is like Adrian Peterson but with more aspects to his game.

    ++++++++

    Diggs is Antonio Brown 2.0. Cook is a better version than Adrian Peterson. Flash Patterson’s gonna be a stud.

    Answer D: None of the above

  17. I hope they ease him in to action responsibly — no need to go nuts in either camp or the pre-season. The guy ran routes and picked up blitzes like a 4th year pro as a rookie last year.

  18. “I think I’d rather count on a QB with a repaired collarbone than a RB with a repaired ACL.”

    Based on what we all witnessed in Carolina on Aaron’s big comebachrk to take the Packers to the playoffs and save the season, we’re all glad you (and hopefully the Packers brass as well) feel that way. Its not as if there’s precedent set of RB’s coming back from ACL tears and having good to great careers or winning MVP’s.

    Tell us, how man QB’s have had not one but two collarbone breaks, surgeries and a multitude of screws inserted, who went on to win… Anything?

    But, you’re correct, statistics prove it… Right?

  19. I know the Viking fans want to be excited about his return but knee injuries are a class apart. Many times it takes a full 2 years to regain everything. But after 57 straight years of coming up short, let the Viking fans dream a little. September will come soon enough and back to school and back to reality. Maybe Treadslow will lead in the NFL in receptions and touchdowns, see, two can play this game.

  20. redlikethepig says:
    July 26, 2018 at 1:56 pm
    Is it too early to predict NFL and Superbowl MVP?
    __________

    Why not?! Last year at this time he already won Rookie of the Year.

  21. Liberalsruineverything says:
    July 26, 2018 at 4:42 pm
    wafflestomp says:
    July 26, 2018 at 4:08 pm
    Liberalsruineverything says:
    July 26, 2018 at 3:48 pm
    I watched what Cook did to Harbaugh and Michigan in the Orange Bowl and knew he’d be special. He broke Gedeons ankles bad one time. Big shout out to Ted Thompson for passing on him twice. Thanks Ted!
    ________________

    Yeah, I think it was a tough call, because running back was a definite need in Green Bay.
    But in the end, I believe his character issues were the defining factor.
    And as we all know, hitting women and children really doesn’t matter to the Viking brass or their fan base.
    ———————————

    Cook was trying to keep the peace that night between other people then gets accused of punching a woman in the face. She was blatantly lying and it took a jury 30 minutes to find him not guilty. Never happened. Don’t let facts stop you though troll boy.
    _____________________

    Yes, he was acquitted.
    There was no video of the incident as in the case of Joe Mixon and three teammates testified in his defense.
    And what a surprise that the jury came back with a not guilty verdict in the middle of Seminole country.

    But why should someone having their day in court even matter?
    You can’t even get through this thread without someone bringing up Mark Chmura.
    Charged, tried and found innocent, yet Barneys have been using him as a punchline for years.

    Alright, let’s look a little deeper into Dalvin Cook.
    Cook was arrested and charged with robbery when he was just 14. (Charges dropped, due to his age)
    He was later charged the following year with discharging a firearm on school property. (Charges dropped or abandoned. No explanation)
    He was also charged as an adult with Vandalism and Criminal Mischief. (Convicted)
    Also Cruelty to Animals for his treatment of his own pit bulls. (Convicted)
    Two men were charged with threatening a neighbor with firearms from Cook’s apartment.
    These are all FACTS!

    There were, and still are, some serious red flags with this guy, including possibly punching a woman in the face.
    So many red flags, in fact, that Cook has admitted to having to convince teams heading into the draft that he had changed his friends and his ways.

    Hey, if you want to support the guy I get it.
    He plays for your team and let’s face it, he’s electric with the football.
    I’m just pointing out why this guy was not on the Packers radar.

  22. I am not one for predictions but if Cook can stay healthy there is a good chance Green Bay will have to clean house and fire everybody at the end of the season. Again. Next year will be another year one rebuild from scratch. Again.

  23. cheeseisfattening says:
    July 26, 2018 at 6:06 pm
    I am not one for predictions but if Cook can stay healthy there is a good chance Green Bay will have to clean house and fire everybody at the end of the season. Again. Next year will be another year one rebuild from scratch. Again.

    _______________

    Notice a lot of talk about “ifs” and “maybe” what it may mean for the Packers… nothing about a Superbowl for Minny..

  24. cheeseisfattening says:
    July 26, 2018 at 6:06 pm
    I am not one for predictions but if Cook can stay healthy there is a good chance Green Bay will have to clean house and fire everybody at the end of the season. Again. Next year will be another year one rebuild from scratch. Again.
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    You mean, like the Vikings did? If the Vikings don’t at least make it to the SuperBowl, it’s a full-blown bust. They are taking wishing, hoping, and praying to an unprecedented level by guaranteeing “Sure Thing” Cousins.

    I guess that’s better.

  25. Liberalsruineverything says:
    July 26, 2018 at 4:42 pm
    Cook was trying to keep the peace that night between other people then gets accused of punching a woman in the face. She was blatantly lying and it took a jury 30 minutes to find him not guilty. Never happened. Don’t let facts stop you though troll boy.
    ///////////////////////////////

    Take off your purple glasses homeboy. You made me laugh beer out my nose. Six statements……….all different. No cameras. No witnesses, and Cook “can’t remember if he had anything to drink that night.” That’s funny, because a lot of other people do remember. He was schnockered. If he can’t remember drinking, he can’t remember smacking a woman. Not guilty only means they couldn’t prove it. OJ anybody? Jeez.

  26. mnrasslinggovjesse says:
    July 26, 2018 at 5:00 pm
    I think I’d rather count on a QB with a repaired collarbone than a RB with a repaired ACL.

    See here’s the very massive difference you’re glossing over when you make a statement like this. You 100 percent, beyond a shadow of a doubt, absolutely HAVE to count on that qb with a busted collarbone. Your team is legit worth less if he can’t go, and don’t even try to debate the merits of the rest of the GB team, because we saw irrefutable evidence as to how good the team is without said qb. You have no choice but to count on him. Vikings and their fans on the other hand, while we would love for cook to turn out to be as good as his potential would show, are in no way forced to count on this RB with a busted knee. We are all hoping for a great comeback and to see him be the revelation at RB we all think he can be, and it doesn’t take a Vikings fan to see how great dalvin cook is, so don’t debate that either. The Vikings don’t require his return to be just as good as they were last year. In fact our backup RB is better than any running back on GBs entire squad. So yes we hope for cook to he so good that he’s a player we can lean on for our success, but unlike your team, said player isn’t an absolute requirement for us to succeed. We have a plethora of offensive weapons to spread the ball around and a very reliable back up RB. We saw what happens when GB doesn’t have their guy.

  27. And to the guy sitting there pretending that GB wouldn’t have taken cook by acting like their team is way way above us in morality and that he wasn’t on their radar because of their extreme standards. Do understand that if GB had known how good he was, they would have drafted him. And decisions like the one you’re talking about is exactly why the guy who didn’t draft cook is no longer employeed by the packers. It’s also the reason that outside of Rodgers, your team is loaded with poor draft picks, as was proven by the team they fielded last year. Stop acting high and mighty

  28. Jakob Whitlock says:
    July 26, 2018 at 11:18 pm
    mnrasslinggovjesse says:
    July 26, 2018 at 5:00 pm
    I think I’d rather count on a QB with a repaired collarbone than a RB with a repaired ACL.

    See here’s the very massive difference you’re glossing over when you make a statement like this. You 100 percent, beyond a shadow of a doubt, absolutely HAVE to count on that qb with a busted collarbone. Your team is legit worth less if he can’t go, and don’t even try to debate the merits of the rest of the GB team, because we saw irrefutable evidence as to how good the team is without said qb. You have no choice but to count on him. Vikings and their fans on the other hand, while we would love for cook to turn out to be as good as his potential would show, are in no way forced to count on this RB with a busted knee. We are all hoping for a great comeback and to see him be the revelation at RB we all think he can be, and it doesn’t take a Vikings fan to see how great dalvin cook is, so don’t debate that either. The Vikings don’t require his return to be just as good as they were last year. In fact our backup RB is better than any running back on GBs entire squad. So yes we hope for cook to he so good that he’s a player we can lean on for our success, but unlike your team, said player isn’t an absolute requirement for us to succeed. We have a plethora of offensive weapons to spread the ball around and a very reliable back up RB. We saw what happens when GB doesn’t have their guy

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    Couldn’t have said it better, but using big words like plethora will send pack fan scrambling for their dictionaries. You need to dumb down your posts if you want to keep pack fans attention.

  29. Jakob Whitlock says:
    July 26, 2018 at 11:18 pm
    We saw what happens when GB doesn’t have their guy.
    /////////////////

    That was then.

    This is now.

  30. We are all hoping for a great comeback and to see him be the revelation at RB we all think he can be, and it doesn’t take a Vikings fan to see how great dalvin cook is, so don’t debate that either.

    +++++++

    That sounds a lot like what you yokels used to post about Bridgewater.

  31. stellarperformance says:
    July 27, 2018 at 7:45 am
    Jakob Whitlock says:
    July 26, 2018 at 11:18 pm
    We saw what happens when GB doesn’t have their guy.
    /////////////////

    That was then.

    This is now

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    LOL, and what’s the excuse next year? That was then this is now? GB is a one trick pony and that pony is going to get busted up again this year, because and only because of you, I hope it’s the Vikings Barr that does it again.

  32. flviking says:
    July 27, 2018 at 3:05 pm
    LOL, and what’s the excuse next year? That was then this is now? GB is a one trick pony and that pony is going to get busted up again this year, because and only because of you, I hope it’s the Vikings Barr that does it again.
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    LOL……any rude fight-picking Viking troll should be more concerned about Cousins flatlining than the Packers.

  33. stellarperformance says:
    July 27, 2018 at 3:31 pm
    flviking says:
    July 27, 2018 at 3:05 pm
    LOL, and what’s the excuse next year? That was then this is now? GB is a one trick pony and that pony is going to get busted up again this year, because and only because of you, I hope it’s the Vikings Barr that does it again.
    ////////////:::::::://////////////::::::::::

    LOL……any rude fight-picking Viking troll should be more concerned about Cousins flatlining than the Packers.

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    Sorry any fight picker would be you, because you see this is a Viking story and you are the visitor. Act respectful or leave. Over the last three years Cousins averaged 4400 yards passing and 27 TD per year, cant see him flatlining, but Rodgers goes down and the pack is on life support. Watch and learn football before you try and post. The pack will fail again this year, but we can always rely on “that was then, this is now” excuse.

  34. You mean, like the Vikings did?
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    huh, who did te Vikings fire? Do you even know what you are talking about sometimes or is it just random cut and paste?

  35. wafflestomp says:
    I’m just pointing out why this guy was not on the Packers radar.
    —–

    You forgot to mention that he wasn’t on the packer radar because the team has had so many arrests and suspensions the last few years they’re unable to even consider someone who had “character issues”. Things like pulling guns on women in parking garages smuggling drugs and shooting steroids hurt your team long after the player is gone.
    All I’ve heard are good things about Dalvin Cook in the year and a half he’s been a viking.

  36. flviking says:
    July 27, 2018 at 3:05 pm
    LOL, and what’s the excuse next year? That was then this is now? GB is a one trick pony and that pony is going to get busted up again this year, because and only because of you, I hope it’s the Vikings Barr that does it again.
    ////////////:::::::://////////////::::::::::
    ….Act respectful or leave.
    ==========================================================================================A Vikings fan idea of acting respectful: Hoping that their player injures an opposing player.

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