EAGAN, Minn. – The Minnesota Vikings expect running back Dalvin Cook to report to camp on time, head coach Mike Zimmer said on Saturday.
Cook entered the final year of his rookie contract. Selected for the Pro Bowl in 2019, the running back took a break from the offseason training schedule last month because he was looking for a new deal.
Zimmer, however, let it be known on a video conference that Cook assured him he would be in Minnesota next week. The veterans of the team are due to arrive on Tuesday to undergo testing for COVID-19.
On Saturday evening, Cook’s agent Zac Hiller, however, told ESPN that his client had not spoken to Zimmer regarding his arrival at the camp.
Cook, a second-round pick in 2017, would delay his eligibility for full autonomy by a year if he decided not to show up to camp, as stipulated in the new collective agreement.
Cook will pocket US $ 1.3 million this season. He amassed 1,135 rushing yards and 519 flying yards in 14 games last year.
The Associated Press