Treadwell had two receptions for 23 yards on six targets, including a 14-yard touchdown, in Sunday's tie with Green Bay. However, he had three drops, including one that bounced off his hands and led to an interception.
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins kept throwing to Treadwell despite his struggles, but he had an awful game and his key drop late in the game that led to an interception will likely impact his playing time going forward - especially with the Vikings signing wide receiver Aldrick Robinson on Monday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Treadwell drew praise from quarterback Kirk Cousins in training camp for his knowledge of the system, so it's possible he could have a larger role this season. However, Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs received almost all the targets at wide receiver last season and that pattern is likely to continue.
Treadwell had three receptions for 44 yards, including a 27-yard catch, in Friday's preseason win over Seattle.
Treadwell got significant playing time with the first-team offense and had a strong game after two medicore preseason performances. It looks like he's wrapped up the third receiver role and has developed some chemistry with Kirk Cousins. However, it still seems unlikely that any receiver will get significant targets aside from Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen.
Treadwell had two receptions for eight yards on two targets in Saturday's preseason loss to Jacksonville.
Treadwell has three receptions for 11 yards in two preseason games. Despite the lackluster stats, he still may be the leading candidate for the third receiver role with Kendall Wright showing even less in the preseason and training camp. However win the third receiver role may not me much of a factor as Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs received almost all the targets at wide receiver last season.
Treadwell was taking snaps as the third receiver with the first-team offense in Tuesday's OTAs, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Treadwell had been dealing with an undisclosed injury in May, but it doesn't sound like an issue any longer. Treadwell is competing with Kendall Wright for snaps as the team's third receiver. It's likely too early to reach much into the competition, but Treadwell may not be as out of the mix as previously thought. Treadwell held the No. 3 job for most of 2017 but caught only 20 passes for 200 yards in 16 games.
|4||9/27/18||@ LAR||8:20 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ PHI||4:25 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/18/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ NE||4:25 pm|
|14||12/10/18||@ SEA||8:15 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
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