EAGAN, Minn. — For Dalvin Cook and the Minnesota Vikings, the final stage in the comeback has been completed. Eleven months after reconstructive surgery on his left knee , Cook finished a regular season game without any setbacks. In case there were any questions about whether the Vikings would seek to ease him back into action, well, he was on the field for 80 percent of the snaps in the season opener. “A lot of stuff to work on, a lot of stuff to get done in practice, but
EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings lost a key member of their offensive line Thursday when left guard Nick Easton was placed on injured reserve because of a bulging disc in his neck. Coach Mike Zimmer made the announcement at a news conference. Easton hadn’t practiced since Aug. 3 because of the injury. He started 12 games in 2017 and five games the year before, playing both center and guard. Minnesota signed Easton to a one-year, $2.9 million contract in free agency.