Oct 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook (20) signals an incomplete pass after breaking one up intended for a Green Bay Packers wide receiver in the third quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Packers win 44-31. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Minnesota Vikings interested in re-signing Chris Cook


The Minnesota Vikings have been looking at ways to improve their secondary over the past few years but they really haven’t been able to find much in terms of players that are any good. They’ve found bodies to occupy positions, they just haven’t found talented ones despite their best efforts.

Chris Cook hasn’t panned out as the top-flight cornerback the Vikings wanted him to be, but it doesn’t appear the team is ready to give up on him. According to ESPN.com blogger Ben Goessling, the Vikings could be interested in brining Cook back and re-signing him.

Cook certainly does, and he’s got the size to be the kind of corner the Vikings might want to keep around. Could they bring him back on a one-year deal and see what Zimmer and defensive backs coach Jerry Gray can get out of him? I don’t think it’s all that farfetched. If Cook comes in as your third or fourth corner, it might work.

Mike Zimmer helped turn around Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones in Cincinnati, a guy much more out of control than Cook. That’s no guarantee that he’ll be able to help Cook, but it appears that Zimmer may be willing to at least try.

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  • David Crosby

    NOOOOOOO!

  • gagu

    Interesting as a 3rd or 4th corner, earning paid as such. Maybe Zimmer could coach him up enough to reach his potential.

  • Jake

    Just because some blogger says it makes sense to him doesn’t mean it makes sense to anyone else. It certainly doesn’t mean it will happen. Unless someone from the coaching staff said this, this is nothing more than wild speculation by one blogger.

  • Wayne Davis

    I’d have to see it to believe it?… He’s had 4yrs to prove it?.. Just Hasent been there

  • Ramon Lang

    Will be a big mistake. Shouldn’t be in the NFL

  • Daniel Laxen

    Pacman Jones had WAY more talent than Chris Cook has shown. Spielman could resign him on the cheap as most will likely pass on him and his baggage. I’d rather move in another direction…Oh yeah, he still doesn’t have an INT in 4 years! Should I say that again? The Vikings starting LCB hasn’t gotten 1 single interception in his 4 year career…

  • David

    Lol how is it a rumor when it is pure speculation by a blogger? Cook is a waste.

  • David Mallow

    I don’t think it would be a bad idea if they brought him back to play nickel. He wouldn’t be expensive for one and with Zimmer and Co. helping him he may be worth the risk. My negative is he can’t stay healthy. Dude is always hurt. Stay healthy and I say yes