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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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Vikings rookie report: Week 11

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Vikings' rookies fared in the Week 11 loss to the Packers.

Rice out, Harvin in for Vikings

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
Vikings WR Sidney Rice has not been activated from the PUP list and will not play Sunday against the Bears at Soldier Field.

Vikings' rookie report: Week Nine

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 3:15 a.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Vikings' rookies fared in the Week Nine win over the Cardinals in overtime.

Vikings' rookie report: Week Eight

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 7:48 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Vikings' rookies fared in the Week Eight loss to the Patriots in New England.

Vikings' rookie report: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 7:09 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Vikings' rookies fared in the Week Seven loss to the Packers in Green Bay.

Vikings-Packers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup in Sunday's Packers-Vikings game in Green Bay.

Vikings' rookie report: Week Six

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 7:07 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Vikings' rookies fared in Week Six.

Vikings must get CB Cook healthy

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
With Cedric Griffin out for the season and no other reliable options to turn to, the Vikings must get rookie Chris Cook healthy and get him in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Winfield: Cook can step up at corner for Vikings

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
Antoine Winfield feels bad that his bookend, CB Cedric Griffin, is out for the season with a torn ACL. But Winfield isn't concerned about the Vikings covering receivers without him.

Vikings CB Griffin has torn ACL

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
Vikings CB Cedric Griffin tore the ACL in his right knee in Monday night's loss to the Jets, an MRI on Tuesday revealed.

Vikings CB Cook (knee) out for Monday night

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 5:07 p.m. ET
Vikings CB Chris Cook tore the meniscus in his left knee during practice this week and will miss Monday night's game against the Jets.

Vikings' rookie report: Week Three

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 5:56 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Vikings' first-year players fared in the Week Three win over the Lions.

Vikings rookie Cook likely to start at CB soon

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 9:10 p.m. ET
Now that top draft pick Chris Cook is nearly recovered from a knee injury, you're bound to see him challenging for a starting job soon, according to NFC North Whispers.

Vikings CB Allen has handled role well

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
Vikings CB Asher Allen has been vaulted into a primary role on defense through two games. And according to defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, Allen has done well.

Vikings' rookie report: Week Two

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Vikings' first-year players are faring through two games.

Buccaneers' Stovall likely to be demoted

Posted Aug. 29, 2010 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
An ankle injury will likely lead to the demotion of Tampa Bay WR Maurice Stovall from a starting spot at flanker, according to "NFC Whispers."

Right cornerback still open battle for Vikings

Posted Aug. 13, 2010 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
The Vikings have yet to figure out who will fill in for RCB Cedric Griffin, who will not be in the lineup in the season opener at New Orleans.


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.