Vikings promote Nate Meadors from practice squad

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The Vikings confirmed Thursday’s report that wide receiver Josh Doctson was headed for injured reserve and also announced the identity of the player who will be replacing him on the 53-man roster.

Doctson’s departure left the Vikes with four wideouts on the active roster, but they did not bolster the unit with their corresponding move. The Vikings announced that they have promoted cornerback Nate Meadors from the practice squad.

The move comes after Mackensie Alexander missed practice on Wednesday with an elbow injury. Cornerback Mike Hughes was limited in practice after missing the opener as he continues to work his way back from a torn ACL.

Meadors was signed this offseason after going undrafted out of UCLA. He returned an interception for a touchdown in Minnesota’s preseason opener, but neither that nor his other work this summer was enough to land him a spot on the opening roster.

11 responses to “Vikings promote Nate Meadors from practice squad

  1. I’d rather have the CB depth.

    We can take care of business with the WR’s that are currently on the roster.

  2. WOW! The Minnesota Vikings have zero weakness, no needs and an unbelievable offense complimented by a top 3 defense and an excellent special teams.

  3. If this guy sees the field this year, something has gone terribly wrong. Hopefully, Mac won’t be out long and they can ease Hughes back into the mix while the starters are healthy.

  4. The cornerback depth is at the lowest it will be all season (hopefully). Alexander is out for a while. If Hughes plays, which is questionable, it will be for the first time in a year and far from 100%. Behind them are three rookies, one of whom was a 7th-round pick and the other two UDFAs. Jayron Kearse is a pretty good option at nickel, but he’s a 6’4″ safety and he can be beaten. Rhodes is always hobbled. If Rodgers can’t take advantage of this group, he should retire.

  5. “The cornerback depth is at the lowest it will be all season (hopefully).”

    In 5 weeks you are going to be lamenting the disaster that Spielman has created in the defensive backfield and at WR when the waves of injuries start to hit.

    Just think of it this way, the built in excuse for the 59th year of futility is already on your finger tips. Just need to pull it out later and hope to win the next off season.

  6. aypeeswhippingstick says:
    September 12, 2019 at 2:14 pm
    If you’re incompetent or injured Rick Spielman wants you!
    ——-
    So I imagine Rick has been blowing up your phone today.

  7. RMoss84HOF says:
    September 12, 2019 at 3:21 pm
    aypeeswhippingstick says:
    September 12, 2019 at 2:14 pm
    If you’re incompetent or injured Rick Spielman wants you!
    ——-
    So I imagine Rick has been blowing up your phone today.

    Nope I’m healthy and in a coma I’d be more competent than you!

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