Today the Vikings came to terms with three of their restricted free agents: o-lineman Ryan Cook, defensive tackle Fred Evans and safety Eric Frampton.
Cook in particular became important when the Vikings lost depth along the offensive line with the departure of Artis Hicks. Frampton is mainly a special teams contributor, and doesn’t figure to get into the safety mix much.
Unless the Vikes do something else in free agency, it appears Cook, who spent last year on the bench after being a starter for a couple of seasons, will be the team’s primary back-up at tackle and center.
With any luck, the starters will remain healthy, keeping Cook and his false start issues off the field.