What Laquon Treadwell’s return means for the Vikings

(Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Laquon Treadwell
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(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Laquon Treadwell
(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Laquon Treadwell /

With Chad Beebe suffering an ankle injury, the Minnesota Vikings have reportedly re-signed wide receiver Laquon Treadwell.

Following an ankle injury to Chad Beebe, the Minnesota Vikings have re-signed Laquon Treadwell . Treadwell, a former first-round pick by the Vikings, was cut prior to the start of the 2019 regular season. In three NFL seasons, he has caught a total of 56 passes.

Treadwell showed a slight improvement in each of his three years with Minnesota, but he never lived up to his first-round selection. Due to a lack of depth and his immediate grasp of the offense, Treadwell is back in the Twin Cities to try and revive his NFL career.

As of right now, the specifics of his contract are not released. However, it would be safe to assume it is a one-year deal on the cheap side. Earlier this season, the Vikings signed Josh Doctson to potentially replace Treadwell. But Doctson, a fellow 2016 first-rounder, was placed on injured reserve before ever suiting up in purple and gold.

Minnesota has had some issues in the passing game to start this season. With only four active wide receivers on the roster, Treadwell brings a big bonus to the offense while Beebe recovers from his injury.

Treadwell knows the Vikings’ offensive system and he has even more of a reason to turn things around in his second stint with the team. This is a good move given the circumstances.

Keep an eye out for another move in the near future, also as Minnesota reportedly worked out Jordan Matthews last week but haven’t signed him.

For now though, it appears Treadwell will suit up for the Vikings this week in their big matchup with the Chicago Bears.