Chris Cook bolsters Minnesota Vikings' injury-plagued secondary

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Chris Cook knew the Vikings were intrigued by his size, ballhawking skills and ability to provide playmaking depth to a secondary dinged by injury.
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Apr 23, 2010
 
Totally off-topic here -

The Vikings signed 3 UFA's this year: Rhys Lloyd, Mike Montgomery, and Lito Sheppard, for approximately $4 million combined. That's one special teams starter, and two likely backups.

They also lost 3: Taylor, Hicks, and Paymah, who signed with their new teams for a combined $17 million. Taylor and Hicks should get substantial playing time, if not starting roles.

The Vikings lost much more than they gained in the UFA market last month.

I'm trying to figure out how that affects them for next year's draft when it comes to gaining compensatory picks. The highest comp. picks start at the end of the 3rd round; if they can gain a late 3rd round pick (or more) for these losses, that would be huge in giving them some leverage to trade up for a QB, etc.

Anyone know the super secret formula the NFL uses to figure out who gets what?

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Apr 23, 2010
 
YOUR GONNA LIKE THIS. IT IS BASED on the player's salry, his playing time, and post season success with his new team. Salary is the primary factor. I looked it up, I was wondering that a couple months ago as well, good Q.

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Apr 23, 2010
 
Also if a team gains and loses the same # of FA players that team can only be awarded a 7th round pick provided that team has lost a higher valued player.
Trooper

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Apr 24, 2010
 
132 ft. broad jump? ZOINKS!
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Apr 24, 2010
 

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Old mans gonna get hurt and the division goes to the bears, vikes are gonna be deer in the headlights
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Apr 24, 2010
 

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Academic troubles are ok. The Vikings don't need him for rocketry science; Cook will be far more valuable as a smart cornerback. Good choice. Skol Vikings.
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Apr 24, 2010
 

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Like a lot of young men his age, he made some mistakes. He seems to have learned from them and moved on. Good choice to go back to school and face the situation head-on.
Given the situation and where the Vikings had to pick from, Cook wasn't a bad choice. Let's hope todays picks bring some good talent and help make this team better.

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Apr 24, 2010
 
A position of need, and now we have a replacement for Taylor too. Get some O-Line help and the competition will wilt before our very eyes.
get this guy

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Apr 24, 2010
 
Carpenter Bob

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Apr 24, 2010
 
Ziggy gained 13 mil. in swapping FAs.Drafted 2 2nd rounders which will cost about the same as 1 first and any pick 4th round and down you can sign for minimal cost.He will need the money to pay Griffin and Winfield as they both signed nice contracts and might not play due to injuries.We will still field a very good team so this is good business sense.Go Vikes
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Apr 24, 2010
 
Wish I had a good feeling about him, but I don't.
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Overrated. Another Marcus MacCauley.
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Apr 24, 2010
 
I like his heigt and the fact he is a good tackler he fits well on paper. I hope he turns out as good as he looks.
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I liked the pick, either Cook or Mays I would have been happy. I wanted Mays more, I feel Safety is a must but CB will do. I didn't like the trade up for Toby Gerhart. Should of traded up to take Mays, Sergio, or even Clausen/McCoy. Why Gerhart? We should of just taken Best with the 30th pick then trade up to take Cook in the 2nd rd. Not a big fan of helping teams in the same division upgrading.
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Apr 24, 2010
 
Better take Bruce Campbell today with that 2nd selection of the 4th round. I can't believe a top 20 talent is still on the board at this point. This guy posted some great combine numbers.
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Apr 24, 2010
 
Trooper wrote:
132 ft. broad jump? ZOINKS!
I was thinking the same thing.
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Apr 24, 2010
 
Surley the secondary is now ok . GET SOME OFFENSIVE LINE PROTECTION FOR BRETT FAVRE. GO VIKINGS.

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linokid wrote:
Old mans gonna get hurt and the division goes to the bears, vikes are gonna be deer in the headlights
lions will be much more of a threat than the bears will be. bears wont hit .500.... AGAIN

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Apr 24, 2010
 
Next pick needs to be Leflavor. Get him before hes gone.
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bulldog3 wrote:
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lions will be much more of a threat than the bears will be. bears wont hit .500.... AGAIN
and how many super bowls do the queens have? Having lived in Minnesota for so long thats my favorite line.

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