Vikes’ Zimmer: Cook says he will report for camp

MINNEAPOLIS — Dalvin Cook‘s hold out for a contract extension entering the fourth year of his rookie deal appears to be nearing an end.

On a conference call Saturday to address the three-year extension Mike Zimmer was awarded this week, the Vikings coach said the running back told him he will show up at training camp on Tuesday when veterans are set to report.

Cook is set to make $1.3 million in 2020. In June, Cook’s camp announced that he would hold out until he receives a “reasonable” contract extension. A new deal for the running back has yet to be reached.

New language in the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement would hinder Cook if he were to not report at the mandated date or within the grace period given to players at the start of camp. Per the CBA, Cook would not receive an accrued season towards free agency and become a restricted free agent if he does not show up to camp on time.

Cook’s 1,654 yards from scrimmage last season were the ninth most in the NFL.

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