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Minnesota Vikings

Chris Cook

Chris Cook - #20 - CB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 212 lbs.
Birthday 02/15/1987
Birthplace Lynchburg, VA
College Virginia
Years played 4
Drafted 2010, 2nd round, 2nd pick by Vikings


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Key matchup: Seahawks WR Sidney Rice vs. Vikings secondary

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
The Seahawks' passing game is starting to heat up just as the Vikings' pass defense has taken a step back. Here's a look at one key matchup.

Vikings CB Cook has a broken arm

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
Vikings CB Chris Cook suffered a broken arm in Thursday night’s loss to the Buccaneers and will be out for an extended period of time.

Key matchup: Colts QB Andrew Luck vs. Vikings secondary

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
In Thursday's key matchup, we break down two units set to face off in Indianapolis that struggled in Week One.

Vikings to keep CB Cook, WR Aromashodu

Posted March 25, 2012 @ 4:07 a.m. ET
Minnesota will retain CB Chris Cook following his acquittal on domestic assault charges, and it re-signed WR Devin Aromashodu.

Vikings CB Cook not guilty on assault charge

Posted March 15, 2012 @ 3:38 p.m. ET
Vikings CB Chris Cook was found not guilty on all four counts at his domestic assault case in Minneapolis on Thursday afternoon.

Assault trial opens for Vikings CB Cook

Posted March 07, 2012 @ 9:14 p.m. ET
A jealous Chris Cook squeezed his girlfriend's throat until she couldn't breathe, a prosecutor said Wednesday during opening statements in Cook's domestic assault trial.

Vikings' secondary needs revision

Posted Dec. 22, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
The Vikings' cornerbacks might not look a lot different in 2012, but the safeties could see some new faces.

Vikings' young DBs could come to forefront

Posted Nov. 11, 2011 @ 2:10 a.m. ET
With CB Chris Cook facing legal issues and ineffectiveness plaguing the secondary, the Vikings could look to some of their younger defensive backs to play more.

Vikings CB Cook remains on active roster, will not participate in team activities

Posted Nov. 07, 2011 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Vikings CB Chris Cook will remain on the 53-man roster but will not participate in football activities as he awaits trial on felony strangulation charges.

Cook arrest latest in Vikings' secondary woes

Posted Oct. 27, 2011 @ 11:39 p.m. ET
The Vikings are in real trouble in the defensive backfield, and Chris Cook's arrest has made matters far worse.

Vikings CB Cook indefinitely suspended without pay

Posted Oct. 26, 2011 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
The Vikings have suspended CB Chris Cook indefinitely and without pay after he was charged with felony domestic assault Tuesday.

Vikings CB Cook still in jail Monday

Posted Oct. 24, 2011 @ 1:26 p.m. ET
Vikings CB Chris Cook remained in jail Monday after his court appearance was delayed. He has been in jail since early Saturday morning.

Vikings CB Cook arrested, won't play Sunday

Posted Oct. 22, 2011 @ 11:04 p.m. ET
Vikings CB Chris Cook was arrested early Saturday morning on a pair of misdemeanor charges and is being held without bail, which may make him unavailable to play in Sunday's game vs. Green Bay.

Vikings-Packers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 20, 2011 @ 9:56 a.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Packers game.

Vikings stock report: Week Five

Posted Oct. 10, 2011 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
Here are three positives and three negatives following the Vikings' first win of the season.


Posted Oct. 26, 2012
The Minnesota Vikings will have Cook on the field in Houston, after a six-game absence because of a broken right arm.||||||| Coach Leslie Frazier said after Friday's practice that Cook will play Sunday against the Texans. Cook was placed on injured reserve with a designation to return, and this is the first week he's eligible to be reinstated to the active roster. The Vikings didn't immediately make a corresponding move to make room. This is the third straight season that Cook has missed significant time. He had knee problems his rookie year and legal trouble last season.
Posted Aug. 20, 2012
Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph has passed his post-concussion tests. Cornerback Chris Cook hasn't.||||||| Rudolph returned to practice on Monday, but Cook was held out again. Both players were hurt last week in a preseason game against Buffalo.
Posted March 15, 2012
The Minnesota Vikings say cornerback Chris Cook's acquittal on assault charges has opened the door for him to return to the team. Cook is entering his third NFL season and will be counted on to help a Vikings secondary that struggled during last year's 3-13 season.||||||| Cook was acquitted Thursday of all charges that he assaulted his girlfriend in October. The team suspended him when the charges were levied. They later reinstated him to the active roster but told him to stay away from the team while the court process played out. In a statement issued after Thursday's verdict, the team said it "will meet with Chris in the near future and believe he deserves the opportunity to rejoin our organization."
Posted Oct. 31, 2011
The Minnesota Vikings are discussing suspended cornerback Chris Cook's future. Coach Leslie Frazier said he'd be meeting Monday afternoon with team officials to "see which direction we're going to be heading" with Cook, who was charged last week with felony domestic assault for allegedly trying to strangle his girlfriend. Frazier sidestepped a question at his news conference about whether Cook could be released.||||||| The Vikings have their bye this week, but Frazier said "all indications are" cornerback Antoine Winfield will be back from a neck injury to play Green Bay on Nov. 14. Winfield has missed four games. He said "without a doubt" he'll be on the field against the Packers.
Posted Oct. 25, 2011
Cook was charged Tuesday with trying to strangle his girlfriend, leaving her with a bloody nose and lip in an alleged attack that jeopardizes his status with the team.||||||| Cook was charged with felony domestic assault by strangulation, which carries a penalty of up to three years in prison and a $5,000 fine. The 24-year-old Cook was arrested early Saturday and released from custody Tuesday on $40,000 bail. He cannot leave Minnesota, which would prevent him from traveling with the Vikings to Sunday's game at Carolina.