Vikings to promote a receiver from practice squad

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The Vikings are adding a receiver before tonight’s game so they have enough healthy ones.

According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Vikings plan to promote Alexander Hollins from the practice squad today.

Hollins, an undrafted rookie from Eastern Illinois, was with them in training camp and has been on the practice squad all year.

The Vikings are running short because Adam Thielen‘s going to miss his third straight game and fourth of the last five with a hamstring problem. He was ruled out Sunday.

That leaves just Stefon Diggs, Olabisi Johnson and Laquon Treadwell at the position, necessitating the promotion.

13 responses to “Vikings to promote a receiver from practice squad

  1. Despite being listed as a tight end, Irv Smith is practically a wide receiver. Look for Irv and Kyle Rudolph, along with Cook and Mattison to also make up for the loss of Thielen.

  2. Hard to understand why they would cut Josh Doctson knowing that Bebe was having surgery and Theilen was going to be a gametime decision. Maybe the guy just wasn’t very good but its hard to believe that this kid from Eastern Illinois will give them a better chance to win.

  3. Josh Docston never seemed to have the will to be a good wide receiver. He never improved and never put in the work to be better. He just though he was automatically good enough to play, without producing much. Glad he’s no longer in the league. Says a lot.

  4. Yeah, big “backfire” of letting Zylstra go. The NFL site lists his stats with the Panthers as … get this… 0 catches, 1 fumble.

    Big loss…

  5. Vikings offense just not the same without Adam, Good luck guys, but you know they must have figured he’d be out and worked the alternate personnel packages. 2 more TD’s for Rudy. Sounds like his Hamstring is worse that first thought.
    My biggest concern isn’t as much the offense as the defense. I hope they go up tempo like the 2nd half of the Bronco game.

  6. Clearly Theilen’s hamstring injury is a grade 2 or even a 3. A grade 1 takes up to 3 weeks, whereas a grade 3 can take up to a year to recover. Theilen is stubborn, so you know he reinjured it trying to come back too soon. Too bad, because having Diggs and Theilen to go along with Cook/Mattison and Rudolph/Smith would be pretty darn good. Smith is the X-factor tonight. He needs to have a big night because you know they will sell out to stop Cook and Diggs.

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