While the Minnesota Vikings have already made some news on this Tuesday at the wide receiver position with the waiving of Josh Doctson, another bit of news concerning another injured wide receiver came down yesterday.
Apologies for way more tweets than normal (I feel like @tlschwerz) & if this is already out there (haven't seen it):— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) November 25, 2019
Told that #Vikings WR Chad Beebe underwent surgery recently & is out for the yr. He was eligible to come off I.R. this week after his ankle injury vs. Oak. Wk 3.
According to Darren Wolfson of KSTP in Minneapolis (via Vikings Territory, where I saw this story first), wide receiver Chad Beebe underwent surgery recently. Though the type of surgery wasn’t disclosed, Wolfson says that it will be enough to keep him out for the year.
Beebe was placed on the Injured Reserve list after the Week 3 victory over the Oakland Raiders after suffering an ankle injury. (Not a hamstring injury, as the first version of this story said.) He would have been eligible to return from IR this week, but it appears that won’t be happening.
In two seasons with the Vikings, Beebe has played in just six games. He has dealt with injuries in each of his two seasons with the team.
The Vikings are, once again, carrying four wide receivers on the 53-man roster, though they do have several options available on the practice squad. I’m not sure if they were necessarily counting on Beebe coming back this season, but if they were, they need to change course.
We’ll have more on any other moves the Vikings might be making as soon as we get word of them.