Running back Dalvin Cook, Vikings agree to five-year contract extension

MINNEAPOLIS — Almost nine years to the day after they signed Adrian Peterson to a seven-year deal on the eve of season opener, the Vikings made his successor one of the league’s highest-paid running backs on Saturday morning.The Vikings agreed to a five-year, $63 million deal with Dalvin Cook, ending a protracted (and sometimes tense) set of negotiations the day before their regular season begins and ensuring the running back will spend the rest of his prime in Minnesota.The team entered Saturday with just under $1 million of cap space, according to NFLPA records, but sources told the Star Tri…

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