Their depth, especially at receiver, is what keeps the Minnesota offensive machine churning. Unfortunately, they suffered a minor blow recently when it was announced that rookie wide receiver Chad Beebe would miss several games with a hamstring injury and could end up on IR.
Hearing #Vikings WR Chad Beebe could miss multiple games with hamstring injury suffered in practice Wednesday. Wondering if Vikings might consider IR on him if feel injury could linger. If immediate roster spot sought, would seem TE Cole Hikutini could be candidate but we'll see.— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) November 24, 2018
By all accounts, Beebe, the son for former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Don Beebe, shouldn't be here. A 5-9, 168 pound receiver from Northern Illinois with just 930 career receiving yards in four years, he ran just a 4.68 40 yard dash at his pro day.
He worked his tail off in minicamp and showed off his polished route running skills and sure hands.
Beebe has four catches for 39 yards in his rookie season. He was one of the most impressive Vikings in the preseason.
Like father like son. Chad Beebe catching everything thrown his way. Kyle Sloter finds Beebe for 6. The 2-point conversion is good. Vikings take the lead 21-20 with 47 seconds to go. pic.twitter.com/43p3ohLUSh— Football Dungeon (@DuaneLively) August 25, 2018
Minnesota, in the midst of a funk, can't afford to lose too many contributors. Not only do they lose a feel-good success story, they lose a pair of sure hands that could make some plays for Kirk Cousins.