Treadwell secured two of his three targets for 15 yards during Sunday's 44-27 loss to the Buccaneers.
Treadwell was elevated from the Falcons' practice squad late in the year, tallying five consecutive game appearances between Weeks 13 and 17 after going without a single activation prior to December. An injury to Julio Jones (hamstring) opened up opportunities for the 2016 first-round pick, as he totaled six catches for 49 yards with a pair of touchdown catches during that stretch. Treadwell's contract is up in March, rendering his status with the organization unsettled as Atlanta remains without a new GM following the October firing of Thomas Dimitroff.
Treadwell caught both of his targets for 11 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 17-14 loss to the Chiefs.
Treadwell has only attracted four targets over the past three weeks, but two have gone for touchdowns. Having signed to the Falcons' practice squad Sept. 16, the 2016 first-round pick didn't make his regular-season debut with the team until Week 13. If Julio Jones (hamstring) were to return from his three-game absence to face the Buccaneers on Sunday, Treadwell's role likely would decrease for Atlanta's 2020 finale.
Falcons interim head Raheem Morris suggested that Treadwell's role could expand in Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "We're looking forward to seeing more of [Treadwell] this week," Morris said Wednesday.
During last weekend's loss to the Chargers, Treadwell turned his lone target into a nine-yard touchdown. He looks like he could get an opportunity to build on that performance by playing more than the eight snaps he received Week 14, but Treadwell's usage will likely hinge heaving on the status of Julio Jones (hamstring), who didn't practice Wednesday and may be in danger of missing a second straight game.
Treadwell hauled in his lone target for a nine-yard touchdown during Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Chargers.
With Treadwell having resided on Atlanta's practice squad for most of the campaign, Week 14 marked just the second time all season he's been active for a game. The 2016 first-round draft choice was afforded extra opportunity with Julio Jones (hamstring) sitting out his fourth contest of 2020 and Olamide Zaccheaus (toe) residing on IR. Looking ahead to a Week 15 matchup against Tampa Bay, Treadwell's workload is liable to remain sparse unless there are injuries above him on the WR depth chart.
Interim coach Raheem Morris said Wednesday that Treadwell will take over Atlanta's "OZ role" in the wake of Olamide Zaccheaus (toe) being placed on IR, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Treadwell signed with the active roster off the practice squad Tuesday, and it looks as though the 25-year-old will get an immediate chance to slot into a rotational role. By virtue of inheriting Zacchaeus' role, Treadwell stands to do most of his work outside the numbers, and lining up off the line of scrimmage could occasionally allow him to be used in motion. Of course, whenever both Julio Jones (toe) and Calvin Ridley are on the field, Treadwell's usage will likely be minimal.
Treadwell signed with the Falcons' active roster Tuesday.
Treadwell was previously on the practice squad COVID-19 list, but he was restored and promoted following news that Olamide Zaccheaus (toe) will go to injured reserve. The 2016 first-round pick never gained his footing in Minnesota, recording a 65-701-2 line over four seasons. The 25-year-old will get a fresh start in Atlanta. He'll likely slot in as the No. 6 receiver to start off.
Treadwell was placed on the practice squad COVID-19 list Tuesday, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The 2016 first-rounder will be away from the Falcons' facility for at least five days. With Treadwell now on the COVID list, the Falcons are signing linebacker James Carlock to their practice squad.
Treadwell officially signed with the Falcons' practice squad Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Treadwell's move to join Atlanta's practice squad was announced Monday, but he's only now officially passed requisite COVID-19 testing. The 2016 first-round pick spent training camp with the team and reportedly struggled to overcome drop issues, but the Falcons at least saw enough out of Treadwell to continue monitoring his development.
Treadwell was added to Atlanta's practice squad Monday, pending the passing of COVID-19 testing, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The 2016 first-round pick was unable to make Atlanta's 53-man roster, as the team instead elected to utilize Christian Blake, Olamide Zaccheaus, and Brandon Powell as depth options at wide receiver. With just one career kick return to his name, Treadwell perhaps does not offer equal special-teams upside as Powell or Zaccheaus. Struggles with drops during training camp did not help Treadwell's case for a roster spot, either, thus landing him in a reserve role to begin 2020.
The Falcons have released Treadwell, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
As a 2016 first-rounder, Treadwell carries name recognition, but his production with the Vikings last year was modest and he wasn't able to stick with the Falcons this time around. He'll look to catch on as a depth option elsewhere, but he's off the fantasy radar these days.
Treadwell has struggled with drops thus far in training camp, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
Dropped passes may be more forgivable errors to coaches than fumbles at least, but this update certainly does not bode well for Treadwell's bid to unseat Gage for the No. 3 receiver role. This trend is unfortunately not a new one for Treadwell, as he owns an astronomical drop rate of 10.1 percent over the past two seasons. It seems that Gage's status as the No. 3 option only grows more secure with this in mind, while Olamide Zaccheaus and Jalen McCleskey each have an opportunity to move up should Treadwell's struggles persist.
Treadwell signed a one-year contract with the Falcons on Sunday, Zach Klein of WSB-TV reports.
Treadwell hasn't lived up to his draft status as a first-round pick of the Vikings in 2016, but perhaps a change of scenery will help him take flight in Atlanta. Expectations should be tempered, as Treadwell will have a hard time carving out a major role in a deep receiving corps headlined by Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley.
Treadwell recorded nine receptions for 184 yards and a touchdown over 13 regular-season games in 2019.
Treadwell didn't make the team out of training camp, but he rejoined the Vikings before Week 4 and played the remainder of the team's regular-season slate. The 2016 first-round pick logged more than 20 offensive snaps on just one occasion, which came in Week 17 when the team rested its starters. Treadwell was then a healthy inactive for the first playoff game before suiting up and logging just three snaps in Saturday's divisional-round loss to the 49ers. Treadwell will be an unrestricted free agent this spring, and even if he re-ups with the Vikings, he'll be far from a lock to make the roster.
Treadwell (coach's decision) is a healthy scratch for Sunday's playoff bout in New Orleans.
Treadwell hasn't recorded a catch since Week 14 of the regular season, and his role in Minnesota's offense now appears to have been marginalized with Adam Thielen back in action. Alexander Hollins will work as the No. 4 wideout in his stead.
Treadwell had two receptions for 42 yards on two targets in Sunday's win over Detroit.
Treadwell continues to be a factor in the offense with Adam Thielen sidelined with a hamstring injury. He was productive in limited playing time (17 snaps on offense) a week after a 58-yard touchdown reception. He may not get many targets the rest of the season, especially when Thielen returns, but the oft-maligned 2016 first-round pick may have revived his career.
Treadwell secured one of two targets for a 58-yard touchdown in the Vikings' 37-30 loss to the Seahawks on Monday.
The oft-maligned 2016 first-round pick was able to garner only his second career touchdown thanks to busted coverage down the right sideline in the fourth quarter. Treadwell's two best performances of the year have come since Adam Thielen (hamstring) initially got hurt, but that still hasn't amounted to much -- he has only six catches on 10 targets for 127 yards over the last six games. Treadwell could have a minor role in the passing game once again in Week 14 against the Lions if Thielen misses a fourth consecutive contest.
Treadwell did not have a reception and was targeted just once in Sunday's win over Denver.
Treadwell played just seven snaps on offense, as he's moved back to a deep reserve role after a surprising output in Week 9 with three receptions and five targets. He may not be active on game days if Adam Thielen returns from a hamstring injury after next week's bye.
Treadwell had one reception for ten yards on his only target in Sunday's win at Dallas.
After getting five targets and playing 19 snaps in the prior week's loss at Kansas City, Treadwell had a more limited role with just 12 snaps on offense. Bisi Johnson (52 snaps) is clearly the No. 2 receiver with Adam Thielen sidelined with a hamstring injury, leaving Treadwell to a more limited role where he's mostly blocking (he blocked on six snaps) despite his surprise output in Week 9.
Treadwell hopes to have a role on offense Sunday in Dallas, Chris Tomasson of The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Treadwell took full advantage of his 19 snaps in last week's 26-23 loss to the Chiefs, catching three of five targets for 58 yards after Adam Thielen (hamstring) suffered an in-game setback. With Thielen now ruled out for the upcoming game, Treadwell likely will serve as the No. 3 receiver behind Stefon Diggs and Bisi Johnson. The first-round bust hopes to make enough of an impression to stick on the Vikings' roster long term, having previously been released Aug. 31.
Treadwell secured three of five targets for 58 yards in the Vikings' 26-23 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.
Treadwell was the surprising leader in both receptions and receiving yardage in the loss, a shocking development even with Adam Thielen (hamstring) exiting the game late in the first half. The 24-year-old wideout only had two receptions for 16 yards on the season coming in, so Sunday's surge, modest as it was, certainly was unexpected. Treadwell could have another solid allotment of opportunity against the Cowboys in Week 10 if Thielen is forced to sit out.
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