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Vikings get roster exemption for Cook

Posted by: Mark Craig under Vikings, NFC, Leslie Frazier, Leslie Frazier Updated: October 26, 2011 - 2:09 PM

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in an email that the Vikings have received a roster exemption for cornerback Chris Cook.

Cook, who was suspended without pay by the team, was placed on the reserved/suspended list and does not count against the 53-man roster. Coach Leslie Frazier said early today that signing a cornerback is a possibility.

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