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Dalvin Cook | Running Back | #33

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/10/1995
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 210
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 2 (41) / MIN
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Dalvin Cook (knee) has been getting reps in team drills in OTAs.
It's an upgrade for Cook, who had been limited to individual work. Cook will probably still be babied along through the rest of the offseason program, but he appears set to be full-go for training camp. Jun 5 - 1:55 PM

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Dalvin Cook (knee) is doing individual drills during OTAs.

Cook was held out of team work, but he appears right on track in his rehab from an October ACL tear. "I’m going to have myself ready to go by Week 1," Cook said. "I ain’t trying to get myself too much of a workload because the season is not right now. I’m just following my protocol and whatever they tell me to do, I’m just going to take it day by day." He might be limited early in camp, but Cook should be ready to go well before Week 1.
Jun 3 - 4:59 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Dalvin Cook (ACL) is expected to participate during OTAs.

"We're excited about where he's at," Zimmer said of Cook's recovery. The coach added Cook will be limited until training camp, but the fact he is participating at all is a great sign. With his health seemingly not in question, Cook heads into draft season as a back-end RB1.
May 21 - 8:25 AM

Vikings trainer Eric Sugarman said Dalvin Cook (knee) has "knocked the rehab out of the park" in his return from a torn ACL.

"He'll participate in (OTAs and minicamp) on a limited basis," Sugarman said. "Then the plan is for him, hopefully when he gets to training camp, he’ll be a participant just like everybody else." It sounds like Cook is just about ready, but the team is going to bring him slowly through spring work with an eye toward having Cook ready to roll this summer. Cook is an RB1 heading into 2018.
Apr 24 - 8:34 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Dalvin Cook (ACL) will be "pretty close" to ready by OTAs.

It would be a surprise if the Vikings push their young running back during the offseason program, but this update seems to confirm he will be all systems go by the time training camp rolls around. Cook gained 444 yards from scrimmage with two touchdowns in four games as a rookie. As long as he is healthy, he will be an RB1 heading into the 2018 season.
Mar 1 - 10:10 AM

Vikings GM Rick Spielman said Dalvin Cook has made good progress in his recovery from a torn ACL.

"He’s progressed very nicely," said Spielman. "We don’t see any reason where he’s not going to be where Adrian Peterson was when he came off his knee [injury]." Peterson tore his ACL in Week 16 of 2011, then went on to play all 16 games the next season while finishing eight yards shy of Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record. Cook resumed jogging recently and should be on track for Week 1.
Feb 2 - 3:32 PM

Dalvin Cook (ACL) said he has resumed jogging.

Cook does not have a timeline to resume football activities, but this update suggests he is right on schedule in his recovery. It is unlikely he gets in any work during OTAs, but he has a shot to be ready for training camp. Cook had 444 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns in four games as a rookie.
Source: ESPN
Jan 22 - 12:45 PM

Dalvin Cook's operation to repair his torn left ACL took place on Oct. 9.

Eight days elapsed between Cook's injury and operation, a normal timeline that suggests he didn't have much peripheral damage. Barring setbacks, the 22-year-old running back should be ready in plenty of time for next season's opener.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 03:26:00 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer confirmed Dalvin Cook tore his ACL Week 4 and is done for the season.

Zimmer added there is a "little bit of cartilage" damage in Cook's knee and there could be some damage to the meniscus as well. It is a terrible blow for a player who was on his way to a great rookie season. Cook should be able to return in time for training camp next year, but the Vikings likely will take it easy on their franchise back throughout the offseason program. With Cook out for the year, Latavius Murray should step into a featured role with Jerick McKinnon as the change-of-pace option.
Mon, Oct 2, 2017 12:07:00 PM

Coach Mike Zimmer said the team fears Dalvin Cook suffered a torn ACL in Week 4.

Massive bummer. Cook will have an MRI on Monday to confirm the damage. As soon as the injury happened, it looked to be serious. The ACL tear would obviously end the rookie's season. In his absence on Sunday, the Vikings turned to free-agent pickup Latavius Murray as their lead back. It's a huge downgrade for the offense as a whole, as Cook offers three-down ability, while Murray is more of a two-down grinder. Jerick McKinnon figures to see more action on pass downs, but he suffered an ankle injury in the Week 4 loss.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 04:40:00 PM

Dalvin Cook exited Week 4 against the Lions with a knee injury.

This did not look good. Cook tried to make a cut to his right and his knee buckled. Cook immediately dropped the ball to grab at his knee, resulting in a lost fumble. Cook lied on the turf for a few moments with his hands on his head before eventually getting up and walking to the locker room. He appeared to know something serious was wrong. Prior to leaving, Cook rushed 13 times for 66 yards and one touchdown. We'll have an update soon.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 02:53:00 PM

Dalvin Cook rushed 27 times for 97 yards and a touchdown and caught 5-of-5 targets for 72 yards

Cook was a usage monster in this one, struggling early to gain chunk yardage on the ground but ultimately wearing down an undermanned Bucs defense with volume. Cook has also been a consistent receiving weapon with ten receptions through three games. He will be a high-floor, high-ceiling RB1 play in Week 4 versus Detroit.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 04:21:00 PM

Dalvin Cook rushed 12 times for 64 yards in the Vikings' Week 2 loss to the Steelers.

He added two catches for no gain. Cook was wrapped up and contained to just three yards in the first half, but he broke off a 25-yard run in the third quarter. It was initially ruled Cook scored a touchdown on the play, but officials reviewed it and determined Cook was stopped inside the one. FB C.J. Ham got his first career carry on the next play and scored the touchdown. With Sam Bradford (knee) expected back next week at home against the Bucs, Cook should have more room to operate. His volume isn't in question, making Cook a strong RB2.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 04:38:00 PM

Vikings OC Pat Shurmur said the team plans to keep using Dalvin Cook as their workhorse back.

When asked if Cook can expect a big workload every week, Shurmur replied, "Yeah, he's a good player." Coming off 137 total yards on 25 touches in Week 1, Cook faces a tougher test this week in Pittsburgh, but his workload and talent will keep him in the low-end RB1 conversation all season.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 12:29:00 PM

Dalvin Cook rushed 22 times for 127 yards in the Vikings' Week 1 win over the Saints.

He added three catches for 10 yards on five targets. The two missed connections were drops by Cook. His night got off to a sluggish start, failing to gain anything on his first three runs and dropping a pass in between, but the new Vikings' offensive line started creating holes and Cook nearly busted some massive gains. His longest tote of the night was a 33-yarder in the fourth quarter to seal the 10-point win. Cook played 51-of-65 snaps on offense, with Jerick McKinnon getting in on 11 and Latavius Murray seeing three plays. Cook has a stranglehold on workhorse duties but gets a tough draw on the road at Pittsburgh in Week 2.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 10:22:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Kirk Cousins
2Trevor Siemian
3Kyle Sloter
RB1Dalvin Cook
2Latavius Murray
3Mack Brown
GLB1Dalvin Cook
2Latavius Murray
3RB1Dalvin Cook
2Latavius Murray
FB1C.J. Ham
WR11Adam Thielen
2Kendall Wright
3Stacy Coley
4Cayleb Jones
WR21Stefon Diggs
2Laquon Treadwell
3Tavarres King
4Brandon Zylstra
WR31Kendall Wright
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2David Morgan
3Tyler Conklin
4Blake Bell
5Nick Truesdell
LT1Riley Reiff
2Brian O'Neill
3Dieugot Joseph
LG1Nick Easton
2Tom Compton
3Josh Andrews
C1Pat Elflein
2Cornelius Edison
RG1Danny Isidora
2Aviante Collins
3Colby Gossett
RT1Mike Remmers
2Rashod Hill
3Cedrick Lang
K1Daniel Carlson
2Kai Forbath