Laquon Treadwell says leg injury didn’t happen in practice fight

AP

Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell‘s attempt to make a big jump over his lackluster rookie season is being delayed at the moment by a leg injury.

Treadwell didn’t practice on Wednesday and won’t practice on Thursday either, which means the last time he was on the field was during a scuffle with safety Antone Exum in Monday’s session. Treadwell left the practice after that scrap, which coach Mike Zimmer said wasn’t very smart, but said Thursday that wasn’t when he got hurt.

“No,” Treadwell said, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. “Just running routes, running, strained a muscle. We’re all out there competing. It’s a physical game and injuries happen.”

Treadwell has spent a lot of time with the first team during camp and quarterback Sam Bradford said, via ESPN.com, that the 2016 first-round pick has “come a long way” since his one-catch rookie year. With Michael Floyd suspended for the first four games of the season, Treadwell should continue to get chances as long as he’s healthy enough to be available for them.

30 responses to “Laquon Treadwell says leg injury didn’t happen in practice fight

  1. I remember the day he was drafted, the Viking fan base was outfitting him for his HOF Golden Jacket. Big receiver, big red zone threat, his one catch last year shows the reality that you just don’t about first round draft picks till they play. Or don’t place as in the case of Treadslow.

  2. fumblenuts says:
    August 3, 2017 at 3:22 pm
    This fool will go down as a HUGE bust…mark it.

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    He already has, along with Bridgewater…..and many more!

  3. I remember the day he was drafted, the Viking fan base was outfitting him for his HOF Golden Jacket
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    I can guarantee 100% that no Viking fan was outfitting Treadwell for a HOF “Golden” Jacket on draft night. I will bet one years salary on it and I will be good for it.

    I can also say with pretty good certainty that no Viking fan was outfitting Treadwell for a HOF “Gold” Jacket on draft night.

  4. Treadwell will be fine. He didn’t light up DB’s in the best college conference by being a slouch. His size and speed is about the same as Larry Fitzgerald, his 40 time is actually faster than Boldin and Keenan Allen’s and one Jerry Rice. It’s not about a 40 time. People were writing T.O. off after a couple seasons for all the drops. I recall GB fans wanting their man Janis to start ahead of Adams going into last year because Adams stunk in year 2. How do they feel about that now? A bit premature to put a label on the kid. I like him, Floyd and Rudolph together on the field in the red zone, with Diggs. Should be able to convert more drives into TD’s this yr.

  5. He can flourish in a system like the Patriots. We could use him how we used Brandon LaFell who the Panthers considered a bust. Similar physical characteristics too.

  6. truthbetold109 says:
    August 3, 2017 at 4:13 pm
    The Packer’s have a 4th round draft pick at Safety that is way faster than this first round receiver! Good luck getting open.
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    Packer fans think straight line 40 times are all what is takes to get open in the NFL. Most unintelligent fans football wise in the NFL.

  7. He really needed about 5 more TDs and 500 more yards to reach “lackluster” status last year.

    I believe the correct word is “Vikingesque”.

  8. Hey as a Vikings fan, I wasn’t jumping up-and-down when we drafted him. Contrary to popular believe most of the fans weren’t either. But we trusted that Spielman had picked a winner and we had our fingers crossed that he was right. I hope the guy works out but if he doesn’t he won’t be the only first round bust in NFL history. Fingers crossed and hoping for the best.

  9. cheeseisfattening says:
    Packer fans think straight line 40 times are all what is takes to get open in the NFL. Most unintelligent fans football wise in the NFL.
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    OK, Mr Passive aggressive-football guru, please provide me with the names of receivers who run like defensive lineman that are elite receivers in the NFL. Don’t worry, I’ll wait!

  10. cheeseisfattening says:
    August 3, 2017 at 3:47 pm
    I remember the day he was drafted, the Viking fan base was outfitting him for his HOF Golden Jacket
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    I can guarantee 100% that no Viking fan was outfitting Treadwell for a HOF “Golden” Jacket on draft night. I will bet one years salary on it and I will be good for it.

    I can also say with pretty good certainty that no Viking fan was outfitting Treadwell for a HOF “Gold” Jacket on draft night.

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    They weren’t talking about giving him a jacket, but there was a good chunk of fans that were calling him “Megaquon” since he was instantly going to be Calvin Johnson 2.0.

  11. Cheesey,

    Think of this as an educational moment that I will give you for free. Treadwell is plus 4.7 so you are reaching with the guys in the 4.6 category. With that being said; the 40 year–time you have chosen to use on Larry Fitzgerald is his combine time which he states is the slowest that he ever ran.
    As far as 40 year–times in the 1980s, the NFL article regarding this clearly shows that you can throw them out. Un-standardized timing systems that were unreliable showed times that varied greatly such as guys running in the 4.1’s to fast receivers actually running times close to 6.
    Treadwell previously ran much faster times then was hurt. He was drafted on the hopes he would rebound. Huge gamble for a first round pick. Have yet to see if that has changed.

  12. I hear he plans on doubling his catches each year. So this year two catches, next year four and the year after that, eight. In his 21st season he plans on having over a million catches.

  13. Treadwell was hurt last year. He asked the Vikings to be put on IR. So trolls here are saying he is a bust. Way too early for that kind of talk.

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