EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings are well versed in handling injury situations in the defensive backfield and tried to improve the depth coming into this season. After losing cornerback Chris Cook to a broken arm last week, the depth will be tested.
Rookie Josh Robinson has spent much of his time as the team's third corner and A.J. Jefferson, acquired before the season from the Arizona Cardinals, has been a key special teams' player and the fourth corner. Coach Leslie Frazier wouldn't commit to which player would assume the starting role for Cook, who was placed on the injured reserve list with the designation to return.
"(Cook) was playing good football for us," Frazier said. "But in this business, we all know injuries occur and I think our depth is better than it has been in years past. I think we'll be better (able) to hold up than we have in the past. (It) just gives other guys opportunities to step up and play more."
Frazier said the team, which has dealt with inju...