Two months just after reporting to Vikings camp on time, Dalvin Prepare dinner reaffirmed his commitment to Minnesota. Likely into a contract calendar year, the Professional Bowl functioning again surfaced in holdout rumors this offseason. Cook, however, reported the holdout noise did not arrive from him.
“This is where by I want to be at. This is what I adore to do,” Cook dinner said of his Vikings position, via ESPN.com’s Courtney Cronin. “I was going to be right here irrespective of whatsoever the speculations (that) arrived up or (inquiries of) if I wasn’t coming. I was likely to be here all set to perform. … I’m locked up total go, a thousand per cent.”
Cook and the Vikings ended up not the identical site fiscally, and offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak — help you save for Terrell Davis and Arian Foster — has employed a method that has highlighted considerable running back again turnover all through his two-as well as many years overseeing NFL offenses. Cook dinner is established to make $1.33 million this time. The Vikings have younger backs Alexander Mattison and Mike Boone in position as backups. When the Vikings would desire to increase Cook dinner, the $15 -for every-12 months value issue that emerged seems considerably much less palatable now that the cap could plummet by extra than $20 million in 2021.
Here is the latest from the NFC North:
- The Lions workout in which Trevor Siemian participated also integrated veteran wideout Chris Hogan, per Subject Yates of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Now 32, Hogan is coming off an harm-sidetracked year with the Panthers. Nevertheless, he was with the Patriots in the course of Matt Patricia‘s run there. Hogan led the NFL with 17.9 yards per catch in 2016. Even though Hogan was not as successful in subsequent Pats a long time, he served as a essential choice for Tom Brady for most of his a few-yr New England stay. The Lions make use of numerous ex-Patriots, acquiring additional a couple more this offseason. Friday’s exercise session also included extensive receivers Shelton Gibson, Krishawn Hogan and Keon Hatcher.
- An exciting progress from Bears camp: Cordarrelle Patterson is not doing work with Chicago’s large receiver group. In its place, the All-Pro kick returner is training as a functioning back again, Mike Garafolo of NFL.com notes. The Bears experienced hoped to dial up far more plays to capitalize on the veteran’s one of a kind skill set previous time, and Garafolo provides that should really be a little something to monitor for the approaching marketing campaign. Patterson in no way worked out as a genuine receiver, but the All-Decade return man has enjoyed results as a gadget piece even though seeing some jogging back again snaps in New England.
- The Vikings have beforehand pointed out the prospect of Riley Reiff shifting to guard, but they shut that down this calendar year. Nevertheless, the veteran left deal with said he would be all set to shift within if identified as on, per Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Push. Reiff is in 12 months 4 of a five-12 months contract. The Vikings drafted tackle Ezra Cleveland in Round 2, but the pandemic will make matters specifically challenging on young O-linemen. This would point to Cleveland paying 2020 as a developmental backup. Cleveland, however, is competing for the Vikes’ vacant correct guard place, together with Dakota Dozier and Aviante Collins, Kubiak reported.