Vikings disgruntled receiver Diggs will not be traded

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs will not be traded. This, of course, is barring the right package that would change everything.

This confirms the news that ESPN’s Josina Anderson informed one team that he will not be traded.

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs scores a touchdown as Kyle Fuller and Alan Ball defend him against the Chicago Bears
Stefon Diggs scores a touchdown as Kyle Fuller and Alan Ball defend him against the Chicago Bears (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Diggs is frustrated with his role with the team. He skipped practice on Wednesday, and was listed as DNP for non-injury reasons.

The 25-year-old Gaithersburg, Maryland native has been targeted just 19 times through the first four games of the season. He was targeted seven times in a 16-6 loss to the Chicago Bears last Sunday on Sept. 29.

The seven targets were tied for the most on the season. He was also targeted seven times in a Week 2 in a 21-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 15.

While he was targeted seven times in those two games, he had eight receptions overall in those two contests. He had 157 yards in those two games, including a touchdown.

In the other two games of the season, he was targeted a combined five times. He made all five of those receptions for 52 yards.

In the four games, he has 13 receptions for 209 yards and a touchdown. Diggs is coming off of his best season with the team that saw him have 102 receptions for 1,021 receptions and nine touchdowns.

Last August, he signed a contract extension with the Vikings. In the off-season, the team named Kevin Stefanski as the team’s full-time offensive coordinator after he served as the interim offensive coordinator for the team during the 2018 season.

While he is unhappy with his role on the team, Diggs is tied with Adam Thielen with 13 receptions through the four games. Only running back Dalvin Cook has more receptions with 15.

Diggs leads the team, though, with 209 receiving yards. He is averaging 16.1 yards per reception, including having a 45-yard reception.

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