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Chris Cook Signs With San Francisco 49ers

Hannah Foslien

Well, it doesn't appear as though Mike Zimmer has to concern himself with what Chris Cook puts on social media any longer.

On Friday, Cook signed a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers. Cook was the Vikings' first overall selection in 2010 (#34 overall after the Vikings traded out of Round One that year), and had what can charitably be called an up-and-down career with the Vikings. In four years, he appeared in 34 out of a possible 64 games, missing time due to a litany of injuries and a paid suspension following a domestic violence incident with his then-girlfriend in 2011.

Cook showed some decent ability when he was a member of the Vikings, matching up particularly well on a couple of occasions with Calvin Johnson. However, he was also credited by Pro Football Focus as giving up the most touchdown passes in a secondary that led the league in that category. (I'm not sure if "credited" is the right word there, but it's better than anything else I can come up with right now.)

We'll have to see exactly what happens with Cook in San Francisco, as he's going to have to fight for a spot on one of the league's better defenses. If he can stay healthy, he's got a chance to contribute to Jim Harbaugh's team.

Our friends at Niners Nation have more on this signing.