Report: Vikings make Laquon Treadwell available

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Laquon Treadwell is the fifth receiver — at best — on the depth chart and on the verge of bringing an unceremonious end to his Vikings’ career. So it should come as no surprise to anyone, including Treadwell, that the Vikings are shopping him, according to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated.

The Vikings aren’t getting anything of significance for Treadwell, but they could recoup something along the lines of the fifth-round choice they gave up for Kaare Vedvik.

They could find interest.

Although Treadwell has only 56 receptions for 517 yards and a touchdown since the Vikings made him a first-round choice in 2016, Treadwell is due only $1.8 million in 2019.

The Vikings don’t need him.

They have Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs as their starters and Chad Beebe and Jordan Taylor as backups. So Treadwell is in a battle just to make the Vikings’ 53-player roster.

Last week, Treadwell said he is blocking out anything reported in the media, which, since he hasn’t done anything to elicit positive coverage, probably is a good idea.

“I really don’t really pay attention to the media,’’ Treadwell said, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. “I’m just more on what’s going on in the building. … (The media is) a distraction. So I just put it on the distraction list.’’

43 responses to “Report: Vikings make Laquon Treadwell available

  1. We’ll be lucky to get anything for him. The Vikings should never draft a WR in the first round ever again.

  2. Brobokil says:
    August 14, 2019 at 5:15 pm
    We’ll be lucky to get anything for him. The Vikings should never draft a WR in the first round ever again.
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    Yep we should have never drafted Randy Moss because it was the first round. Lol

  3. Yes I thought of Randy Moss. The one notable first round draft pick from 20 years ago. I would counter with Troy Williamson and Laquon Treadwell and back it up with Thielen and Diggs.

  4. If you looked at the tape of Treadwell in college, you wouldn’t have signed him to a free agent contract. Why the Vikings took him in the first round is just unbelievable. Just bad scouting. Obviously, the Vikings didn’t watch any tape on this guy. He’s the kind of player you just flat out reject. You don’t even put a grade on him. You hope and pray that someone in your division takes him.

  5. Finding Adam Theilen as an undrafted free agent and Stefon Diggs as a 5th rounder more than makes up for the Treadwell bust. Chad Beebe is looking like another undrafted gem along with 7th rounder Bisi Johnson.

  6. Whichever team wants the first crack at Treadwell will give up a maximum of a conditional 7th. Whoever wants him next, will find him on the street.

    Treadwell had promise, but is extremely slow-twitch with horrid hands.

  7. No team is 100% at drafting at any position, so get a grip on some reality. I will take Moss & Harvin as 1st rounders over anybody else’s 2 1st rounders ever.

  8. As good of a blocker as treadwell is… and as much as the ravens want to run the ball… I’m shocked they didn’t just trade treadwell for the kicker straight up!

  9. Gene Washington (the good one not the 49er), Percy Harvin and Randy Moss were all 1st round picks. All great players too.

  10. If they can get anything for him, it will be worth it just to get the cap savings that they wouldn’t get if they cut him.

  11. This guy is a huge disappointment. Get a draft pick for him to recoup the Vikings lost of a 5th. Hope they can get something close to it as like they always say there is gems in the rough!

  12. “I really don’t really pay attention to the media,” Treadwell said.

    I’m not saying that Laquon is a rocket scientist, but an extremely sensitive diva QB to the east might want to listen to this very sound advice.

    Seriously.

  13. He’ll be available with no draft compensation required after they cut him, not sure he has any trade value.

  14. I wasn’t very fond of Treadwell since draft night when he was drafted and he complained that he didnt get drafted earlier in the draft on the podium. With his career production he shouldn’t have been drafted at all.

  15. charliecharger says:
    August 14, 2019 at 5:30 pm
    If you looked at the tape of Treadwell in college, you wouldn’t have signed him to a free agent contract. Why the Vikings took him in the first round is just unbelievable. Just bad scouting. Obviously, the Vikings didn’t watch any tape on this guy. He’s the kind of player you just flat out reject. You don’t even put a grade on him. You hope and pray that someone in your division takes him.

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    Ya it’s not like he was one of the most productive WRs in the country and a consensus 1st round pick, who was viewed by many to be the best WR coming out of college that year and a potential top 10 pick.

    If only the NFL had your incredible scouting tool known has hindsight, teams would never make mistakes.

    Realistically, Treadwell fractured his fibula in college and has never truly been the same player. He cannot gain consistent separation after the injury, and has not carried over his ability to use his size and strength to post up and high point balls that he excelled at in college.

  16. There were 4 first round WRs that year and none of them can hold a candle to Thomas in the 2nd. Bad year for WR and Vikings had a major need. Will be nice when they can use the roster spot for someone who can positively contribute to the team.

  17. Well, one thing you can say is that while he might be slow, he can’t catch.

    Every team whiffs on a first rounder from time to time. The trouble is, wide receiver Troy Williamson (who departed in 2007) is one that really got stuck in people’s minds. But Thielen and Diggs really help take the pain out of it all, and after watching the game last Friday, they may have found another gem, in Obisi Johnson.

  18. I will be happy to see him gone. The minute he walks out the door the team becomes a bit stronger.

  19. Pretty sure Treadwell’s hands look like Antonio Brown’s feet except they can’t catch as well.

  20. First the buzz about how he’s uncoachable. Then he’s playing with the 3rd string in the 1st preseason game and continues to get penalties over illegal blocks. Now this story about him being on the trade block. Vikes, if you don’t cut him this year, I’m not sure I can take it. I’ve been hurt by Spielman-drafted 1st round wideouts too many times before.

  21. MNfaninIL says:
    August 14, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    There were 4 first round WRs that year and none of them can hold a candle to Thomas in the 2nd. Bad year for WR and Vikings had a major need.

    +++++

    Two points here:

    1) The Vikings thought they had a major need at WR because they had no clue what they had in Thielen. If they had proper faith in him, they wouldn’t have thought they needed a WR in the first; and 2) Tyreke Hill was a 5th rounder that year, at pick 165.

  22. I can’t imagine anyone offering anything for Treadwell, but I remember Spielman somehow finagling a sixth-round pick from the Jaguars for Troy Williamson. Of course, Williamson had frying pans for hands but he at least had speed. Treadwell doesn’t seem to have a single thing going for him.

    By the way, Spielman wasn’t here when Williamson was drafted.

  23. I will concede Rick Spielman is indeed a genius the minute he gets more than a ham sandwich for Treadslow. If I were a team willing to take a flyer on Treadslow, I would wait till the Vikings cut him and then sign him for the League minimum which should save about a million from the salary cap which reduces both your risk and your investment.

    Either way, this is his last year in the NFL, that you can bank on.

  24. There aren’t a lot of good reasons to trade for him when he’s probably going to be released in a couple weeks. Either you really believe in him and want to get that time in your system, or you think someone else will get him before you. But frankly, if Spielman gets anything for him it would be a miricle

  25. qckappa says:
    August 14, 2019 at 6:03 pm
    No team is 100% at drafting at any position, so get a grip on some reality. I will take Moss & Harvin as 1st rounders over anybody else’s 2 1st rounders ever.

    Homerism at it’s best…really? Moss was great, yes. But a little research reveals (ATL-Julio, Roddy White and Ridley) (ARI -Fitz, Floyd and Boston)… I mean I can google more, but seriously? I’ll take Julio and Roddy or Julio and Ridley over Moss and a so so Harvin…. nice try though

  26. Dude is a helluva a blocker. I mean he’s great. Watch the TD that Boone scored vs the Saints. Only reason 2 huge blocks by Treadwell. I’d keep him just for that. Too bad he can’t hit water falling out a boat.

  27. qckappa says:
    August 14, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    I will take Moss & Harvin as 1st rounders over anybody else’s 2 1st rounders ever.

    ++++

    Reggie Wayne and Marvin Harrison are both top 10 all-time in receiving yards.

  28. Every team whiffs on a first rounder from time to time. The trouble is, wide receiver Troy Williamson (who departed in 2007) is one that really got stuck in people’s minds.

    +++++

    Actually you seem to be forgetting Cordarelle Patterson’s tenure with Minnesota, maxing out at 469 yards in his best year. The Vikings traded four picks to move up to select Patterson at 29.

    DeAndre Hopkins was selected at 27. The whiff.

  29. This is why no one takes Vikings fans seriously. We’re talking Percy Harvin like he was a good 1st round pick? He never had a 1000 yards? He was always hurt. There are several, not even big names who dwarf his career and you wouldn’t even think of them. David Boston dwarfs Harvins career. He had more yards in one season, than Harvin had in two. Michael Floyd has better career stats. Let’s not even talk about Roddy White and 6 straight 1000 yards seasons. Randy moss all time great, yes…but seriously I guess in Minnesota the bar is low when Harvin’s gonna be “put up against anyone else’s 1st Rd receiver, ever”. Do you guys get out much?

  30. vikesfansteve says:
    August 15, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    Dude is a helluva a blocker. I mean he’s great. Watch the TD that Boone scored vs the Saints. Only reason 2 huge blocks by Treadwell. I’d keep him just for that. Too bad he can’t hit water falling out a boat.
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    He’s such a great blocker that he got a 15-yard penalty on one of his blocks, after Zimmer made a special point of telling him not to do that the night before. If you want a run blocker, put in the fourth string tight end.

    And you seem to contradict yourself with the last sentence. You’re saying he can’t hit something that is easy to hit, which would argue against him being a good blocker.

  31. I have seen a couple amazing catches from him (Packers game) AND I have seen ball bounce off his hands, head, shoulder pads, and dead center numbers. His problem is he is flat Lazy! He will be out of the NFL next year. No way anybody spends a spot for him. He will not take the time to work on routs, his hands are the worse in the League, Possiblt a position switch to Defense Safety??……NAW.. he is just BAD! AND the Vikings were warned!

  32. Treadwell is yet another perfect example of why round 1 of the draft should always be “best player available” and not “need”.

  33. Dude, He can’t hit water falling out of a boat is a football euphemism for can’t catch.

    You try to be smart but instead you make yourself look like a foolish smart alec.

    Also your constant rifs on fellow vikes fans, where you argue against them because you don’t understand what they are saying.

    It’s sad bro.

    Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    August 15, 2019 at 3:36 pm
    vikesfansteve says:
    August 15, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    Dude is a helluva a blocker. I mean he’s great. Watch the TD that Boone scored vs the Saints. Only reason 2 huge blocks by Treadwell. I’d keep him just for that. Too bad he can’t hit water falling out a boat.
    ____________

    He’s such a great blocker that he got a 15-yard penalty on one of his blocks, after Zimmer made a special point of telling him not to do that the night before. If you want a run blocker, put in the fourth string tight end.

    And you seem to contradict yourself with the last sentence. You’re saying he can’t hit something that is easy to hit, which would argue against him being a good blocker.

  34. Well, Treadwell can’t say he wasn’t given a chance. The Vikings tried to get this guy on the field and he just couldn’t make much of anything good happen.

  35. vikesfansteve says:
    August 16, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Dude, He can’t hit water falling out of a boat is a football euphemism for can’t catch.
    _________

    I think you’re thinking of a quarterback who can’t complete a pass to an open receiver.

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