Breathe a Sigh of Relief: Ryan Cook Will Remain a Viking

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.

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  • 1stfinny

    Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the Vikings have resigned Jimmy Kennedy for the upcoming 2010 season. So with Fred Evans also now signed, The Vikes have some depth at DT going into the draft.

  • Vikadan11

    The Vikings resigned Kennedy to a two year deal ~

  • Mick Jaggar

    The Vikes got old rocker Eric Frampton to play safety? Great.

    That should work out better than Madieu Williams and Tyrel Johnson who let all receivers catch the ball in front of them and still can’t tackle them. Or Sanford who leaps, misses the tackle and breaks our starting middle linebackers leg.

    Come on Chilly, draft a good safety early. I especially like Taylor Mills, who could fall to them after being unfairly maligned. Maybe Burnett or Major Wright from Florida.

    Don’t waste the first pick on Tebow.

  • Paulyd31

    Jimmy Kennedy returns to Vikings
    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on March 13, 2010 6:11 PM ET
    Jimmy Kennedy wanted to start, but he wanted the best deal possible more.

    The Vikings re-signed the defensive tackle Saturday to a two-year contract worth a maximum of $6 million, according to NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora.

    Kennedy will continue his role as a rotational reserve behind Pat and Kevin Williams, and will be available to start should his teammates get suspended to open 2010. Williams visited Buffalo Friday.

  • http://MSN Diradin

    It looks like Devin McCourty CB Rutgers will fall to Minnesota at pick 30, K. Jackson CB Alabama is on the rise, and with this possible Sage trade an extra 3rd round pick could help Minny move up too grab a DT, than a Saftey like Cook, not Taylor Mays (A fast Saftey is good at catching the player after he’s made the play, a smart & quick one can stop it before it happens, if Taylor Mays was Smart & Quick he’d have been Pac 10 Defensive Player or the Year not Brian Price DT of UCLA who fits the Vikings system!) Viking 4ever

  • http://MSN Diradin

    Plus thank you for the Kennedy shout out guys, at least someone’s on the ball!!!!! Viking 4ever

  • Mike

    Yahoo Sports is reporting Taylor Mays is drawing comparisons to Troy Polamalu, another former USC safety who heard some last-second nitpicking. Some evaluators questioned whether Polamalu’s instincts were good enough for the NFL. Polamalu also had only one interception his senior year. Mays was not expected to get a lot of interceptions where they put him in the defense. He played the deep routes. He was expected to keep the big plays from happening and he did. But in the NFL safeties get paid to get interceptions. He started trying to do that at the Senior Bowl and had an interception. It started to pay off form him once he started to look for the ball.