Latest On Vikings WR Stefon Diggs

     

Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter are reporting that the Vikings have fined WR Stefon Diggs more than $200,000 for unexcused absences from practices and meetings.

Ian Rapoport adds that the Vikings did not void the $40 million in guaranteed money in Diggs’ contract. 

This comes after Diggs missed all team meetings on Monday and Tuesday along with two practices. Even so, the expectation is that Diggs will play for the Vikings in Week 5 against the Giants.

While there has been a lot talk about Diggs’ future with the Vikings in recent weeks, leagues sources have told ESPN that Minnesota is unlikely to trade Diggs before the deadline. Although, Mortensen and Schefter write that the Vikings could always revisit trade talks involving Diggs during the offseason.

According to the report, “multiple teams” have reached out to Minnesota to see if they would be interested in trading Diggs and all of them have been told by the Vikings they aren’t moving him. 

NFL teams reportedly believe if given a strong enough offer, Minnesota could be persuaded otherwise, but it would likely take “an offer they can’t refuse.”

Mortensen and Schefter add that the “overwhelming chances are that a deal involving Diggs won’t be this season before the trade deadline.

Digg was asked about the trade speculation a few days ago and said: “I feel there’s truth to all rumors no matter how dress you it up.”

“I feel there’s truth to all rumors no matter how dress you it up. I won’t be saying nothing on it. I won’t be speaking on it at all. But there is truth to all rumors, I guess.’’ Diggs said, per Chris Tomasson

“The space that we’re in right now is definitely is a lot of questions,” Diggs added. “I can’t sit up here and act like everything is OK because obviously it’s not but I can say at this point I’m just trying to work through it.

Diggs, 24, is a former fifth-round pick of the Vikings back in 2015. He was in the final year of his rookie contract when he agreed to a five-year extension worth $72 million with the Vikings last year. 

Diggs stands to make base salaries of $8.9 million and $10.9 million over the next two years of the agreement.

In 2019, Diggs has appeared in four games for the Vikings and caught 13 passes for 209 yards receiving and one touchdown.

We’ll have more regarding Diggs as the news is available.

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