Chad Beebe

Vikings WR Chad Beebe Could Miss Time

Vikings wideout Chad Beebe might miss some time. Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press tweets that the receiver could miss multiple games with a hamstring injury. Beebe suffered the injury during practice on Wednesday.

If the injury linger, Tomasson wonders if the Vikings would ultimately place the wideout on the injured reserve. If the team wanted some offensive reinforcement as soon as possible, the writer also suggests that the team could promote tight end Cole Hikutini from the practice squad.

Beebe, an undrafted rookie out of Northern Illinois, has already made a name for himself during his short stint with the Vikings. After going undrafted, he caught on with Minnesota, and he landed on the team’s practice squad following the preseason. He was promoted to the active roster earlier this month, and he’s hauled in four receptions for 39 yards. He also compiled a special teams tackle. If he misses any time, wideouts Brandon Zylstra or Aldrick Robinson could see more opportunities on offense.

Hikutini was an undrafted rookie out of Louisville in 2017. The 24-year-old appeared in four games with the 49ers last season, hauling in two receptions for 15 yards. The tight end signed with the Vikings practice squad in early September.

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Vikings Promote WR Chad Beebe

With Stefon Diggs ailing, the Vikings have added some reinforcement at wide receiver. ESPN’s Courtney Cronin reports that Minnesota has promoted wideout Chad Beebe from the practice squad.

The undrafted rookie out of Northern Illinois joined the Vikings shortly after this past year’s draft. Beebe ended up having a standout preseason for the Vikings, hauling in nine catches for 95 yards and two scores. After being cut at the end of the preseason, the wideout joined the team’s practice squad, where he’s spent the entire campaign.

According to Cronin, Beebe has been praised by the coaching staff for his work on the practice squad. The 24-year-old provides a bit of a different look at wideout, as he contributed primarily as a slot receiver throughout his collegiate career. Beebe also saw some run as a punt returner throughout the preseason, but Cronin cautions that he’d only contribute to special teams on “an emergency basis.”

Diggs didn’t practice this week as he recovers from a rib injury. The wideout said he expects to play against the Lions tomorrow, but he was ultimately listed as questionable on the final injury report. While today’s move could solely be for insurance, it may also be a sign that Diggs won’t end up suiting up.

Even if Diggs does miss time, Beebe would likely slide in at the bottom of the Vikings depth chart behind Adam Thielen, Laquon Treadwell, Aldrick Robinson, and Brandon Zylstra.

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Sunday NFL Transactions: NFC North

Listed below are the Sunday roster moves for the four NFC North teams. Following the 53-man roster cutdown deadline yesterday, many teams will make slight tweaks to their rosters, claiming players off waivers or signing guys who clear waivers. Those transactions for the Bears, Lions, Packers, and Vikings are noted below.

Additionally, as of 12:00pm CT today, teams can begin constructing their 10-man practice squads. You can check out our glossary entry on practice squads to brush up on those changes, as well as all the other guidelines that govern the 10-man units, whose players practice with the team but aren’t eligible to suit up on Sundays.

Here are Sunday’s NFC North transactions, which will continue to be updated throughout the day:

Chicago Bears

Signed:

Cut:

Placed on injured reserve:

Detroit Lions

Claimed:

Cut:

Practice squad:

Green Bay Packers

Practice squad:

Minnesota Vikings

Claimed:

Cut:

Practice squad:

Vikings Trim Roster To 53

The Vikings have announced all of their cuts, getting their roster down to 53. Here are the moves:

Waived:

Placed on Reserve/Retired:

Placed on Reserve/Suspended:

Activated from Physically Unable to Perform:

Minor NFL Transactions: 5/7/18

We’ll keep track of today’s minor moves here:

Baltimore Ravens

Kansas City Chiefs

  • Signed: C Tejan Koroma

Minnesota Vikings

New York Giants

New York Jets

Oakland Raiders

Seattle Seahawks