Report: Dalvin Cook to take part in Vikings offseason program

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Running back Dalvin Cook is heading into the final year of his contract and there’s been no sign that an extension is imminent, but that reportedly won’t keep him from logging into the Vikings’ offseason program.

The Vikings will get the ball rolling on that remote work Monday and Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Cook will be taking part. The team’s program will be limited to classroom work as they’ve joined most other teams in opting not to do virtual workouts.

The lack of any physical component may factor into Cook’s decision as it eliminates whatever injury risk that came with the typical schedule for this time of year. If there’s no extension in the coming months, he may have to make another decision regarding how to approach training camp but that call can wait until there’s more certainty about the plans for this summer.

Cook played 14 games last year and set career highs with 1,135 rushing yards, 13 rushing touchdowns and 519 receiving yards.

20 responses to “Report: Dalvin Cook to take part in Vikings offseason program

  1. “If there’s no extension in the coming months, he may have to make another decision regarding how to approach training camp but that call can wait until there’s more certainty about the plans for this summer.”

    Or he’ll just show up and honor his contract.

  2. He’s no crybaby like Diggs, so I’m sure he will be in camp whenever that is because he is a team player in a team sport and not just worried about his individual numbers.

  3. gtodriver says:
    April 27, 2020 at 8:30 am
    “If there’s no extension in the coming months, he may have to make another decision regarding how to approach training camp but that call can wait until there’s more certainty about the plans for this summer.”

    Or he’ll just show up and honor his contract.

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    Maybe a guaranteed contract, not one when only one side need to “honor” it.

  4. Don’t participate in anything where you can suffer a debilitating injury until they renew your deal. The risk really isn’t worth it. The whole honoring contract thing isn’t real life. When people outperform their salary at their jobs, they usually lobby for raises. No difference here.

  5. The team doesnt have any cap space to sign or extend him. They already had to take the desperate measure of extending Cousins for the sole purpose of creating cap room for draft picks / aquisitions. They are cap strapped. Poor planning and desperate signings.

  6. Well, yea, they didn’t trade up to draft his replacement unlike other horribly run organizations that ride their fathers coattails.

  7. HagemeisterPark says:
    April 27, 2020 at 9:40 am
    The team doesnt have any cap space to sign or extend him. They already had to take the desperate measure of extending Cousins for the sole purpose of creating cap room for draft picks / aquisitions. They are cap strapped. Poor planning and desperate signings.

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Yup, they should just cut him. There is no way they can make it work.

    Kind of like the pack picking a QB in 1st, that won’t see the field for a minimum 2 years, most likely 3 years due to the panic contract extension they gave aaron and cap hit.

    :rollseyes:

  8. wilkersonswobblykankles says:

    Kind of like the pack picking a QB in 1st, that won’t see the field for a minimum 2 years, most likely 3 years due to the panic contract extension they gave aaron and cap hit.

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    So by Vikings philosophy, it is better to sign a run of the mill mediocre .500 qb to a record gaurantee contract than to draft a young star and plan for the teams future to groom him for 2 or 3 years. Got it. This type of thinking is why the vikings are in cap doom.

  9. No star player should go into the last season of his rookie contract and just hope he doesn’t get hurt. The Vikings have told Dalvin that they want to give him a new contract. I could see him missing OTAs so he wouldn’t risk injury but it would make no sense to skip classroom sessions from home. What’s the injury risk? Eye strain?

  10. Dalvin Cook is so good the Vikings did not have to spend a high pick on his replacement.

  11. Newsflash to Packer fans commenting about Vikings cap issues.

    Minnesota (18th) has more cap room then Green Bay (20th) in 2020.
    They are within $1 million of each other for cap room in 2021.

  12. HagemeisterPark says:
    April 27, 2020 at 10:25 am
    wilkersonswobblykankles says:

    Kind of like the pack picking a QB in 1st, that won’t see the field for a minimum 2 years, most likely 3 years due to the panic contract extension they gave aaron and cap hit.

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    So by Vikings philosophy, it is better to sign a run of the mill mediocre .500 qb to a record gaurantee contract than to draft a young star and plan for the teams future to groom him for 2 or 3 years. Got it. This type of thinking is why the vikings are in cap doom.

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    Kinda like the Packers NOT taking a WR, in a WR rich draft! Not drafting for the defense for a bad run defense. They do not have enough weapons to compete with the 9ers, they upgraded no where. You need that scary WR that at anytime can make a huge play, Rodgers is at his best when the pocket break down and he can make plays with his legs. He’s older now and not a big threat to run, sure he runs sometimes. The wide out for GB last year were all hurt at one point of the year last year.

  13. HagemeisterPark says:
    April 27, 2020 at 9:40 am
    The team doesnt have any cap space to sign or extend him. They already had to take the desperate measure of extending Cousins for the sole purpose of creating cap room for draft picks / aquisitions. They are cap strapped. Poor planning and desperate signings.

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    They currently have a projected $12 Million in cap space, including $20 Million in dead money that will clear next year.

  14. Eventually, the Packers are going to want to see a return on investing in Jordon Love as a first round pick and I think it will be sooner than later. The beginning of the end of the Rodgers era has started in Titletown. The Packer organization is planning for the future probably because there is unrest in the locker room and kept outta the media. Lets see how this all plays out, if Love is that good he is not going to sit 3-4 years until the Diva is ready to let go or the Packers wanna eat the cap money.

  15. Someone is giving him really bad advice. It’s all about leverage and now you have the most leverage you will ever have in any time of your career.

  16. They will work it out. This is a statement on Dalvin’s part to say he’s in it for the lon g run.

  17. youngnoize says:
    April 27, 2020 at 9:17 am
    Don’t participate in anything where you can suffer a debilitating injury until they renew your deal. The risk really isn’t worth it. The whole honoring contract thing isn’t real life. When people outperform their salary at their jobs, they usually lobby for raises. No difference here.
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    Then the Vikes should be getting a bunch of money back for years 1 and 2!

  18. HagemeisterPark says:

    the vikings are in cap doom…
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    The Vikings have $1.2M MORE cap space than your squad.

    If the Vikings are in “cap doom”, what does that mean for the Packers who have 10% LESS cap space?

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