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Sunday slant: Cook has long road to recovery

Chris Cook (Bruce Kluckhohn/US Presswire)

Chris Cook was acquitted of all charges stemming from a fight with his girlfriend last October, but he has work to do on and off the field. Vikings management appears ready to give him another chance, but the bigger hurdle may come in earning the trust of his teammates.

Around every corner, there seems to be another twist with Chris Cook. His talent is a bit unharnessed yet. Many Vikings fans remember him struggling in his rookie season and aren't sure of the full effects of two minor surgeries to repair the meniscus in each knee. One of those was in the preseason of 2010 and he believes he tried to come back too soon, causing damage in his other knee. After...

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