Vikings rookie receiver getting reps with first-team offense

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Bisi Johnson
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Bisi Johnson /

After three preseason games, Minnesota Vikings rookie wide receiver Bisi Johnson has pretty much secured a spot on the team’s final 2019 roster.

Heading into this year’s training camp, the Minnesota Vikings were looking to see which new members of their wide receiver group would step up and make the most of their opportunities.

Well, three weeks into the 2019 preseason, rookie Bisi Johnson has arguably been the most impressive receiver on the Vikings’ roster behind Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs.

Johnson did well during this year’s camp and he’s made a bunch of plays during Minnesota’s three exhibition games this summer.

During the preseason, the Vikings rookie receiver has caught five passes for 87 yards and a touchdown. Johnson has also been given the opportunity to return some punts and kickoffs for Minnesota over the last three weeks.

On Monday, as Minnesota began their preparations for their final preseason matchup with the Buffalo Bills, the young receiver was seen getting some work in with the first-team offense.

This a big step in the right direction for a guy like Johnson who was pretty much an unknown when the Vikings’ selected him in the seventh round of this year’s NFL Draft. Minnesota obviously saw some potential in the young receiver during his four seasons at Colorado State.

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Johnson getting work with the first-team offense seems to be a good indication of him remaining with Minnesota when the team picks their final 53 players on Saturday. And if he keeps progressing, the rookie receiver could potentially have an important role for the Vikings by the end of the upcoming season.