Beebe (ankle) will not return during the 2018-19 season, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. The Vikings anticipated that Beebe would return from IR at some point when he was initially placed on the list back in late September. That will evidently not come to fruition, ending his second NFL season with Beebe having accumulated two catches for 70 yards on two targets over three games. He's expected to be ready for the start of the 2020 offseason program.
Coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday that he expects Beebe (ankle) to return from injured reserve after eight weeks, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. The Vikings are optimistic Beebe won't need surgery to address the ligament damage in his ankle. The team re-signed Laquon Treadwell on Tuesday, giving Bisi Johnson some competition for the No. 3 receiver job.
The Vikings placed Beebe (ankle) on injured reserve Tuesday, Craig Peters of the team's official site reports. For the time being, Beebe is expected to avoid surgery to address the ligament damage in his ankle, but the move to IR means he'll be sidelined for at least the next eight weeks. Minnesota signed Laquon Treadwell to the roster in a corresponding move to add depth to the team's receiver room while Beebe is on the mend.
The MRI that Beebe underwent Monday revealed torn ligaments in his ankle, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Beebe will avoid surgery on the ankle for now, but the Vikings seem prepared to be without their No. 3 receiver and top punt returner for at least the Week 4 matchup with the Bears. The Vikings' frequent use of the fullback and two-tight end sets had limited Beebe's work at receiver this season, as he has yet to play more than 26 percent of the offensive snaps in any of the team's three games. Rookie Bisi Johnson will step into a meager role in three-wideout sets for as long as Beebe is sidelined.
Beebe will undergo an MRI on his injured ankle after Sunday's 34-14 win against the Raiders, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Prior to leaving the contest, Beebe muffed a punt, committed a 15-yard penalty for an illegal block above the waist, and didn't contribute anything on offense. The upcoming examination will determine if Beebe will require any time away from the field.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/13||Green Bay Packers||12||19.22|
|8||11/01||@Green Bay Packers||12||19.22|
|14||12/13||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||32||27.63|
|16||12/25||@New Orleans Saints||27||24.71|
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