VU Daily Blog: 9/30/10

Rookie Chris Cook played well in his first action of the regular season and he seems to know it. See all the Vikings news and speculation as it progresses through the VU Daily Blog.

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CB Chris Cook: ‘I didn't make any mistakes'

Rookie cornerback Chris Cook appeared to have a good outing in his first action of the season. Cook was sidelined for the final game of the preseason and the first two games of the regular season following meniscus surgery.

On Sunday, he was used in the nickel defense, inserted for Antoine Winfield, who slid inside to cover the slot when the Vikings went with five defensive backs. Cook was pleased with performance.

"Good game overall for me and everybody else. I didn't make any mistakes," Cook said after watching film. "… Conditioning was a little bit of a problem towards the end of the game when they got in that two-minute drill. Over this bye week I'm going to get my conditioning up and come back in better shape."

Cook finished with four tackles and a pass defensed.

"Everybody can get better. I feel like with me, just working on my technique," he said. "Just trying to be a perfectionist every day. Just trying to get better every day."


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Vikings sign tight end

The Miami Dolphins signed tight end Mickey Shuler to their roster last week when the Vikings placed him on waivers to make room for wide receiver Hank Baskett. Turnabout is always fair play in the NFL.

On Tuesday, the Vikings signed former Dolphins tight end John Nalbone to the practice squad, according to's Adam Caplan. Nalbone was selected in the fifth round of the 2009 draft by Miami.

Nalbone, who measures 6-foot-4 and weighs 255 pounds, spent most of the 2009 season on the Dolphins practice squad and had played in two games this year. He had two catches in the preaseason, but didn't register any statistics in his two regular-season games.

When Visanthe Shiancoe suffered a hamstring injury on Sunday, and without Shuler on the roster anymore, the Vikings were left with Jim Kleinsasser and Jeff Dugan at the position. Signing Nalbone to the practice squad gives the Vikings an opportunity to get him acquainted to the offense in case he's needed down the road.

To make room for Nalbone, the Vikings released former Gophers cornerback Marcus Sherels.


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