Dalvin Cook reportedly shows up to Vikings camp for COVID-19 test amid reports of a holdout

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Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook showed up to training camp on Tuesday to take his COVID-19 test, ESPN’s Courtney Cronin reports.

This means that he has officially reported to camp on time and is eligible for an accrued season after reports that he planned to hold out for a bigger contract.

Does that mean he’s not planning to hold out from further camp activities? That’s not clear without a statement from his camp or until he participates further in training camp.

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Conflicting statements on Cook’s plans

On Saturday, head coach Mike Zimmer told reporters that Cook told him that he planned to show up for camp. His agent, Zac Hiller, disputed Zimmer’s claim in a statement to ESPN.

“Dalvin has not spoken to him in regards to reporting to camp,” Hiller said. “We are unsure why this was said. I hope Dalvin can continue to play a major role in the Vikings’ future success.”

Dalvin Cook looks on during a football game.
What does Dalvin Cook's arrival mean for his contract negotiations? (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

The fourth-year running running back is on the final year of his $6.35 million rookie deal and is due $2 million in salary and signing bonus this season. He’s reportedly looking for an extension and security after tallying 1,135 rushing yards, 519 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns last season.

Whether or not Cook plans to continue with training camp, he’s not likely giving up on his desire for a contract extension.

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