It’s a make or break preseason for Vikings receiver Laquon Treadwell. So far, he’s closer to breaking than making.
Treadwell, a first-round pick in 2016, is listed as a third-string receiver, putting him at either No. 5 or No. 6 in the pecking order.
Last year, Treadwell had a career-high 35 receptions for 302 yards and a touchdown. That’s not nearly good enough to justify the first-round pick the Vikings used to get him.
Treadwell is due to make $1.8 million in 2019, the final year of his rookie deal. Of that amount, $1.15 million is guaranteed.
If Treadwell is released, the Panthers could be interested; Carolina offensive coordinator Norv Turner ran Minnesota’s offense when Treadwell was picked, and Turner had hoped to develop Treadwell into a Michael Irvin-type weapon.