Dalvin Cook will not participate in any team activities until he receives a new contract, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
“He’s out,” a source told Schefter. “Without a reasonable extension, he will not be showing up for camp or beyond.” Cook is entering the final season of his four-year rookie deal and is scheduled to make just over $2 million in 2020. While the Vikings traded away Stefon Diggs this offseason, they did hand Kirk Cousins a contract extension with $61 million guaranteed at signing. That likely impacted Cook's stance, as the runner recorded over 1,600 total yards last season to go along with 13 touchdowns. Backs nearing second contracts are starting to understand they need to lock up their money as quickly as possible. From the Vikings' side, they know Cook has only played 29 games in three seasons due to various injuries. Per Schefter, the two sides have not spoken since last week and have no further discussions scheduled right now. Alexander Mattison would instantly be viewed as a top 15 running back option in any game that Dalvin Cook misses.
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