Laquon Treadwell goes unclaimed on the NFL waiver wire

(Photo by Kena Krutsinger/Getty Images) Laquon Treadwell
(Photo by Kena Krutsinger/Getty Images) Laquon Treadwell /

The former first-round draft pick by the Minnesota Vikings in 2016 was not claimed by any of the other 31 teams in the NFL following his departure from the Twin Cities on Saturday.

Following the team’s decision to not include him on their 2019 regular season roster on Saturday, Laquon Treadwell’s days of playing football for the Minnesota Vikings are over. It’s possible that his career in the NFL may be nearing the end as well.

After the Vikings let go of the young wide receiver, teams had the opportunity to add him to their roster through the league’s waiver wire on Sunday. However, Treadwell was not claimed by anyone and he will now officially become a free agent.

There have been no reports of any teams from around the NFL showing interest in the former Minnesota first-round draft pick. But after a disappointing tenure with the Vikings, this really shouldn’t be a surprise.

As for the other players who were also let go by Minnesota on Friday, some of them will have the opportunity to begin the 2019 season with a new organization.

Former Vikings wide receiver Brandon Zylstra was claimed by the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. After making the jump from the CFL in 2018, Zylstra’s time in Minnesota only lasted for one season.

Following his brief stint with the Vikings, Kaare Vedvik also found a new home with the New York Jets on Sunday. Minnesota was hoping Vedvik would solve their recent kicking woes, but his performance as a placekicker over the last few weeks resulted in the team letting him go on Saturday.

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Despite the need to try and still improve a few areas of their roster, the Vikings opted not to claim any new players on the waiver wire on Sunday. For now, they are rolling into the 2019 regular season with the 53 guys they decided to keep on Saturday.