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Vikings’ Christian Darrisaw fine with publicity from Kirk Cousins trying on his chain

“He should get (a chain) for sure,’’ Darrisaw quipped. “He looked good in it.”

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Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw in action against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 19, 2022, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
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MINNEAPOLIS -- As of Thursday, a video of Kirk Cousins trying on Christian Darrisaw’s diamond-encrusted chain had gotten more than three million views.

That’s just fine with Darrisaw.

“We love it,’’ the Minnesota Vikings’ left tackle said of the publicity. “It was a great time.’’

The video was taken by rookie linebacker Brian Asamoah on the flight from London after Minnesota’s 28-25 win Sunday over New Orleans, and he put it on his TikTok account. It shows the Minnesota quarterback laughing while he has the chain on and spinning a disk that hangs from it.

“He should get (a chain) for sure,’’ Darrisaw quipped. “He looked good in it.”

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Darrisaw said he got his before the start of the season. One player estimated it cost well over $20,000 but Darrisaw wouldn’t say how much he paid. Darrisaw said he went to a jeweler wanting to get his “CD” initials on a disk and it was suggested to also make the disk spin.

“Making it spin was kind of a dope thing,” he said.

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Cousins talked plenty Wednesday about Darrisaw. He said he nicknamed him “Crime Dog” because of his initials and because he read on a scoreboard last year that Darrisaw played first base when he was 10 and that was the nickname of former star first baseman Fred McGriff. And he talked about how Darrisaw snored on the flight.

Darrisaw said Thursday he never previously had heard of McGriff but has no issues with the nickname. And he fessed up to snoring.

But most of the publicity Darrisaw has gotten lately has been due to the video.

“It was just in the moment,’’ Asamoah said of taking it. “It was a good time after a big win.”

Cine’s injury

Vikings special-teams coordinator Matt Daniels knows what safety Lewis Cine is going through.

Cine underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a compound fracture in his left leg suffered against the Saints, and has remained this week in London.

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Lewis Cine

“I texted him and he called me around 2, 2:30 in the morning, and I just kind of shared my experience with him because I also broke my leg,” Daniels said of suffering a broken tibula, broken fibula and dislocated ankle while playing for the St. Louis Rams in 2013. “So I kind of understand what he’s going through, that trauma. … The majority of the rehab process is more mental than a physical aspect, so we just have to make sure we do a good job as a coaching staff of loving him up.”

Briefly

After having 10 catches for 147 yards Sunday, Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson trolled Marshon Lattimore by posting a photo on social media of Allen Iverson stepping over Tyronn Lue in the 2001 NBA Finals alongside one of him beating the star Saints cornerback. “That was just because he was chirping and I’m coming back,” Jefferson said, bouncing back after two sub-par games. … The Vikings signed linebacker Ryan Connelly to the practice squad. Connelly, an Eden Prairie, Minnesota, native who suffered a torn ACL last December, was activated off the physically unable to perform list Tuesday and waived Wednesday. … Minnesota listed five players as limited in practice: Edge rusher Za’Darius Smith (knee), cornerbacks Cameron Dantzler and Andrew Booth Jr. (quadriceps), tight end Ben Ellefson (groin) and wide receiver Jalen Nailor (hamstring).

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