Report: Dalvin Cook told assistant coach that Cook plans to show for training camp

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Saturday’s strange tennis match of conflicting comments regarding Vikings running back Dalvin Cook finally has been resolved. We think.

Cook told running backs Kennedy Polamalu that Cook plans to report for training camp, and Polamalu then shared that with head coach Mike Zimmer, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Zimmer said Saturday that Cook directly told Zimmer that Cook will report for camp. Cook’s agent then went on the record to dispute that Cook had told Zimmer anything about showing up for camp.

Ultimately, it’s a distinction without a difference. Cook reportedly has told the Vikings that he’ll be present for training camp. That’s all that matters.

8 responses to “Report: Dalvin Cook told assistant coach that Cook plans to show for training camp

  1. Good news because Melvin Gordon found out it doesn’t always help to hold out.
    Fines are on the players now.

  2. He’d be crazy to report. This team is paying Kirk $33 million a year to essentially just not mess it up. The team runs through the run game and the defense. There’s no way the Vikings can justify having no money for Cook while overspending wildly at QB. Get your fair share, Dalvin.

  3. I think they should hang a banner in honor of Cook bestowing his presence at training camp.

  4. Hed be crazy to NOT report. Go ahead. Skip a few days of camp. Get fined AND put off FA for another year. Cook has zero leverage. The Vikings can roll with Mattison and be just fine. Cook is a great player and better than Mattison. But not to the tune of $10-$12mill more.per year.

  5. I wish I would have known this before my fantasy draft, I took Mixon over cook at #6 because of the threat of holding out.

  6. cheeseisfattening says:
    July 26, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    what’s the big deal? its not like he is being forced to live in Green Bay
    Have you seen what it’s like having to live in Minneapolis lately?
    Nah, someone like you is probably used to it by now. Ha Ha Ha!

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