Adam Thielen ruled out for Thursday, Vikings to sign another receiver

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Adam Thielen
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Adam Thielen /

The talented Minnesota Vikings wide receiver has been ruled out of the team’s Week 8 game against the Washington Redskins on Thursday night inside U.S. Bank Stadium.

Against the Detroit Lions last Sunday, it seemed like Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen was on his way to having an impressive afternoon.

The Vikings got their first points of the day thanks to Thielen hauling in a touchdown pass midway through the first quarter to tie the game up at seven apiece. Unfortunately, that ended up being his last catch of the matchup since he injured his hamstring on the play and did not return.

Since Minnesota’s win over the Lions on Sunday, Thielen has been optimistic about his chances to play in the team’s Week 8 matchup against the Washington Redskins on Thursday night. However, the chances of that happening are now at zero after the Vikings revealed on Wednesday that the receiver will not be suiting up to take on the Redskins.

It’s a smart decision by Minnesota and one that many figured would happen. Thielen is an important part of the Vikings’ offense and there’s no sense in him risking further injury in a game against one of the worst teams in the NFL this season.

Minnesota showed that they can still be productive on offense without Thielen on the field during their win in Detroit last Sunday. Vikings rookie receiver Bisi Johnson did a nice job filling in for the veteran and he even managed to catch his first career touchdown pass.

With Thielen out though, Minnesota now only has three healthy receivers on their current active roster. So to add more receiving depth, the Vikings are expected to sign rookie Davion Davis from the practice squad before Thursday’s game according to the Pioneer Press’ Chris Tomasson.

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Even without Thielen this week, Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins will have plenty of weapons to choose from including Stefon Diggs, Irv Smith Jr., Kyle Rudolph, and Dalvin Cook. Cousins and the rest of the Vikings’ offense should still be able to put up plenty of points against Washington this week.