Vikes RB Dalvin Cook says he's still 'that same guy'

Dalvin Cook’s workload ramped up this week, after he received the green light to participate in team drills at Vikings Organized Team Activity practices.

It was another step in the right direction for the Vikings running back, who suffered a torn ACL in early October at home against the Lions.

And while it has been eight months since his injury, Cook offered assurances and positive vibes Tuesday afternoon while speaking with the Twin Cities media.

“I’m still that same guy. You just have to pick up from where I left off,” Cook said. “I’m just going out there and playing football.

“I’m still Dalvin Cook. I haven’t left. The motivation is still there,” Cook added. “The talent is still there, just a little older – that’s it.”

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The story went on to say in Tuesday’s session that was open to the media, Cook looked like his old self. He took a handoff and cut up the middle, showed some burst going out for a route and even stepped up in pass protection. We have Cooked ranked seventh among our RBs.

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