Vikings continue to look for receiving depth behind Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen

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The Vikings have two great receivers. Beyond that, the depth chart is a work in progress.

Chad Beebe has emerged as an intriguing option in the slot, but the Vikings want more help.

Toward that end, they have worked out veteran receiver Jordan Matthews, according to Field Yates of ESPN.com. Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com adds that the Vikings also brought in Deontay Burnett and Tanner Gentry.

The need for receiving help arose after the Vikings chose to release Laquon Treadwell, a failed first-round pick from 2016. They signed Josh Doctson, another 2016 first-rounder who had been released by Washington, but Doctson has landed on injured reserve.

Beyond Diggs, Thielen, and Beebe, the Vikings have only one receiver on the roster — Bisi Johnson.

48 responses to “Vikings continue to look for receiving depth behind Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen

  1. They don’t need anymore WR’s, they are stacked at the position. How about bringing in a QB to be able to throw it to them.

  2. “Someone doesn’t consider tight ends good receivers”

    Rudolph is not exactly lighting it up although with KC only throwing 10 passes in one game, this is a small sample. Irv Smith similarly has been quiet. With KC under pressure I thought the tight ends would do more. I listen to a podcast today that said that opposing teams were going to send an extra guy to apply pressure to Kirk and accept some long gains in the run game, Because if they pressure Kirk he’ll make a stupid mistake. I don’t want to get into all that, but if we can’t solve the pressure problem it doesn’t matter if we have more wide receivers or even if the tight ends are playing lights out. KC doesn’t have time to find them if they are open.

  3. They brought in Jordan Mattews? The guy who has been cut by what it seems to be every team in the last calendar year?

    That is true desperation. They may as well bring back Treadwell since they are paying him lol. Maybe they should not have cut Zylstra.

  4. >> ariani1985 says: Cousins had his chance against the hapless packer defense and he blew it <<

    It must be absolutely soul-crushing …
    to see your highest-priced player …
    be that completely bone headed …
    in the closing moments of a game …
    against your biggest rival.

  5. It might be a better idea to line up Irv Smith Jr. outside and use him as a WR for now. He’s got good speed and great hands, and it gets him on the field without removing Rudolph. They aren’t going to find anyone on the waiver wire who’ll do a better job.

  6. What was written: Cousins had his chance against the hapless packer defense and he blew it .

    What I read: The unexpectedly stout Packer defense played so well they went into prevent mode during what essentially became garbage time for the Vikings.

  7. stellarperformance says:
    September 20, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    What was written: Cousins had his chance against the hapless packer defense and he blew it .

    What I read: The unexpectedly stout Packer defense played so well they went into prevent mode during what essentially became garbage time for the Vikings.

    /////////////////////
    What I read: With the score 21-16 and about 5 minutes remaining the Packers were most graciously thankful to their refs for taking away a TD from the Vikings earlier as a Fieldgoal could win the game right here for the Vikings in their garbage time.

  8. Receiver is not the issue. KF’nC is the issue. It’s like his hands are covered in finger lickin good deep fired oil or something. I love the Vikings but I don’t love our QB. At all.

  9. I have said since April that Vikings have a depth problem at WR among other positions, Mike Zimmer has since said the same thing, but Vikings fan still swears depth is not a issue on the Vikings roster.

    “Other teams need to catch up to this world-class roster.”

    It would be funny if it wasn’t so incredibly delusional that it is to the point that there should be a severe mental illness alert sounded.

  10. I hate to say it but the Vikings have 3 pretty good RBs in Cook, Mattison and Boone, use them. Take Cousins out of the equation or limit the number of called passes and call it the “Kirk ratio”. You have a better chance to win if you just run and play good defense.

  11. LOL … any team thinking that nut case Antonio Brown can “save” them is goofy. He’s been on 2 teams this year being paid millions that have cut him due to his off field behavior. If NE can’t keep him in line nobody can. Go ahead and sign him at your peril.

  12. With the worst rated pass blocking center in the NFL, and the rest of that line not much better, you don’t know how good your wide receivers are. Even a mediocre QB like Cousins looks terrible behind that line, especially against an elite defense like GB.

  13. Seems to me the WRs on the roster have been plenty open the last two weeks, particularly last week against the Packers — the problem is the QB cant get them the dang ball accurately. The guys on the practice squad are fine as replacements, but if we try for Brown I think my head may explode.

    Then again, it’s not like the Vikes have a HOF QB with an offense that has stunk for 7 of 8 quarters, largely because the QB and the 17 year old head coach can’t work together to figure things out once the D adjusts. Yet cheesers are to busy trashing the Vikings to look realistically at their own team’s shortcomings.

  14. freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 20, 2019 at 8:46 pm
    I have said since April that Vikings have a depth problem at WR among other positions, Mike Zimmer has since said the same thing, but Vikings fan still swears depth is not a issue on the Vikings roster.
    ———–
    Tell me more of the future legends Kumerow, Vitale, Gary, Lazard, or how you were going to make so much money betting on the Falcons outright win in week 1. At least you have finally grown past using non-stop emojis if only for a day.

  15. stellarperformance says:
    September 20, 2019 at 7:57 pm
    What was written: Cousins had his chance against the hapless packer defense and he blew it .

    What I read: The unexpectedly stout Packer defense played so well they went into prevent mode during what essentially became garbage time for the Vikings.
    ………………………………………………….
    FOR 3 QUARTERS? garbage time WOW, Nobody mentioned 2 delay of game penalties not called on the packers )with video proof) and 4 obvious holding calls.. Refs are in their pockets. It will be a whole different game in Minnesota!

  16. Likethevike
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    Just quit watching then…. if u dont understand the basic of andelaybof game penalaty….. which had explained the same way over the rest several seasons…

    The Vikings complain more about officiating than Saints fans.

  17. purpleguy says:
    September 21, 2019 at 3:32 pm
    Seems to me the WRs on the roster have been plenty open the last two weeks, particularly last week against the Packers — the problem is the QB cant get them the dang ball accurately. The guys on the practice squad are fine as replacements, but if we try for Brown I think my head may explode.

    Then again, it’s not like the Vikes have a HOF QB with an offense that has stunk for 7 of 8 quarters, largely because the QB and the 17 year old head coach can’t work together to figure things out once the D adjusts. Yet cheesers are to busy trashing the Vikings to look realistically at their own team’s shortcomings.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    When you take the “scoreboard” into account, this post sounds extra whiny.

  18. stellarperformance says:
    September 20, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    What I read: The unexpectedly stout Packer defense played so well they went into prevent mode during what essentially became garbage time for the Vikings.////

    For your sake I hope you are joking but I do recall you muttering about a pick play on Dalvin when the packers were playing zone not man to man. The packers defense has improved but not up there with the elite.

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