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Vikings officially release WR Laquon Treadwell

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They couldn’t find a willing trade partner

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The saga of one of the more disappointing draft choices in recent Minnesota Vikings history has, officially, come to an end.

Unable to find a partner that they could swing a last-minute, pre-deadline deal with, the Vikings officially parted ways with wide receiver Laquon Treadwell on Saturday afternoon.

Treadwell, the 23rd overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, didn’t make nearly the impact for the Vikings that the team hoped when they made that selection. He finishes his career with the Vikings with just 517 yards and a single touchdown.

Honestly, I’m not sure why Treadwell didn’t work out for the Vikings. We knew about his lack of speed, but that’s not the sort of receiver he was drafted to be. Obviously, the emergence of Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs had a lot to do with his limited production as well, but they he just never got on the track to be a primary option for the Minnesota offense, even after working with several different offensive coordinators.

Treadwell will, undoubtedly, get another opportunity somewhere else. But, unfortunately for him, his opportunities in Minnesota are over with.