trade wide receiver Laquon Treadwell before the start of the regular season.After Treadwell caught four passes for 47 yards on Sunday Mike Remmers Jersey , Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said the team was trying “to showcase” the 2016 first-round pick for other clubs that might be interested in making a deal. That may not come to fruition after three disappointing NFL seasons for Treadwell, but the wideout is doing his best to put a positive spin on the entire situation.“I’ve been in this situation before and it’s actually kind of fun,” Treadwell said, via the . “It’s kind of fun like being the underdog. Nothing to really expect, so when you go out there you can just play free and kind of just prove yourself. Over the last past few years I haven’t played up to that potential Riley Reiff Jersey , so there’s other guys who weren’t drafted and have played better than me, so over time things changed. Now it’s time for me to prove myself. Other guys have to prove themselves. Now it’s time for me to just prove myself and just go out and compete at a high level and stay locked in.”The perspective may be helped by the fact that Treadwell learned over the weekend that his grandmother has a terminal medical condition, which made him focus on “appreciating the opportunity you do get in life.” Whatever the impetus for his mental state, Treadwell’s likely to be competing somewhere other than Minnesota in a couple of weeks. In 2017, Vikings then-rookie running back Dalvin Cook conjured memories of Adrian Peterson Latavius Murray Jersey , with more than 400 yards from scrimmage in the first four games of the season. But then came a non-contact ACL tear and there went Cook’s rookie year.Cook struggled to get and stay healthy in 2018, with a hamstring injury limiting him to 11 total games — and only 930 yards from scrimmage.After conclusion of the offseason program, Cook has high hopes for 2019.“I’m healthy,” Cook said, via Chris Tomasson of the . “I was able to be me [during the offseason program] George Iloka Jersey , fly around and be Dalvin. That’s why it went smooth. Now, I’m back having fun.”Part of the fun is having a new system that embraces the running game.“The system is set up for us to be great, and we’ve got to go be great,” Cook said. “The system is set up for us. We’ve got to go take care of business. We’re going to see in a couple of months.”When Cook was injured in 2017, Latavius Murray stepped in and filled the void. Murray is now gone Matt Wile Jersey , and if the depth behind Cook carries question marks, from veteran Ameer Abdullah to youngsters Mike Boone and Roc Thomas to rookie Alexander Mattison. If Cook can stay healthy, he can be special — and that can fuel Minnesota’s offense, allowing for quarterback Kirk Cousins to use play-action passes to take advantage of a great group of pass catchers.