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Didn't see this coming.


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Didn't see this coming.


2.6 this year. 3.7 next year. Not shocking at all. Robison could well be next. Rudolph and Everson will have to restructure or this year could be their last.


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We now have a need at WR. This wouldn't have been where I would have gone to get the money.
With Treadwell being closer to bust than brilliant, Wright has been the steady 3rd down guy without complaining. He's going to be a good signing for someone else. When you pair that with Diggs always being banged up, all of a sudden, we are thin at WR.


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Maybe they are excited about Treadwell?


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We now have a need at WR. This wouldn't have been where I would have gone to get the money.
With Treadwell being closer to bust than brilliant, Wright has been the steady 3rd down guy without complaining. He's going to be a good signing for someone else. When you pair that with Diggs always being banged up, all of a sudden, we are thin at WR.


Coley will get a chance. Zylstra, Cayleb Jones, or Laquan Treadwell will have to figure it out hopefully. I'm pretty sure the Vikings would love to find a taker for Treadwell's contract at this point because there is virtually no cap relief to be had from cutting him even NEXT year.


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I wonder if it was a money issue. He was a thied-down machine.

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Very disappointed to see this. He seemed like a guy who never got much of a chance but usually delivered when in the game. I agree that he will be a good pickup for someone else.


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Maybe they are excited about Treadwell?


:lol:


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It's a lot to pay for a guy who gets the occasional slant or out route for 8-10 yards. You should be able to plug in a Jones or Coley and get similar results, hopefully with more upside.


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Very disappointed to see this. He seemed like a guy who never got much of a chance but usually delivered when in the game. I agree that he will be a good pickup for someone else.



Agreed. A bit overpaid, possibly, but a solid and dependable slot guy.


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I hope this is fake news cause Wright is great, and isnt getting paid that much. Who the heck do they have in mind to be so clutch and good on first downs? We now have Diggs, Thelein and Rudolf. I hate this move, they have really underestimated Wright. UGH. And after feeling so good about getting Sheldon.


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Maybe they are excited about Treadwell?


I hope this is a joke. Im personally hoping Treadwell is on another team, he and Floyd are just awful.


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I wish the best for Wright. Hopefully the next WR we draft has the same heart as him.


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I realize I'm a bigger Wright hater than most here for lack of a better word. But the guy had SIX years to solidify himself as something more than a one catch a game type of player. He had 18 receptions last year. And 11 the year before. Maybe someone else can utilize him better but he was very overpaid for his production here.


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I bet he goes to GB and does well. He really was reliable and got stuck behind some big talent. I'll miss his 3rd down catches.

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I realize I'm a bigger Wright hater than most here for lack of a better word. But the guy had SIX years to solidify himself as something more than a one catch a game type of player. He had 18 receptions last year. And 11 the year before. Maybe someone else can utilize him better but he was very overpaid for his production here.


Take it how you want but he didn't get a lot of snaps in order to prove himself. He produced when called upon. Hard to ask for much more than that.

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Norv Zimmer wrote:
Maybe they are excited about Treadwell?


I hope this is a joke. Im personally hoping Treadwell is on another team, he and Floyd are just awful.


I believe there is a lot of dead money if they cut him. I don't think he's leaving this year.

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PurpleKoolaid wrote:
Norv Zimmer wrote:
Maybe they are excited about Treadwell?


I hope this is a joke. Im personally hoping Treadwell is on another team, he and Floyd are just awful.


I believe there is a lot of dead money if they cut him. I don't think he's leaving this year.


Yup, around $2.5M I think.


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808vikingsfan wrote:
PurpleKoolaid wrote:
Norv Zimmer wrote:
Maybe they are excited about Treadwell?


I hope this is a joke. Im personally hoping Treadwell is on another team, he and Floyd are just awful.


I believe there is a lot of dead money if they cut him. I don't think he's leaving this year.


Treadwell isn't going anywhere. He actually improved last year. Got open fairly well but wasn't an early read. This will be a big camp and year for him.

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S197 wrote:
I realize I'm a bigger Wright hater than most here for lack of a better word. But the guy had SIX years to solidify himself as something more than a one catch a game type of player. He had 18 receptions last year. And 11 the year before. Maybe someone else can utilize him better but he was very overpaid for his production here.


Take it how you want but he didn't get a lot of snaps in order to prove himself. He produced when called upon. Hard to ask for much more than that.


He was a guy that produced in spurts. He did well in the postseason but he'd also disappear for many games. This was with multiple QB's and OC's.

To me he was always in this gray area of not really a #3 WR but also not really contributing anything ancillary. Take Thielen as an example. The guy started from the outside looking in but he was really good on special teams. Eventually he climbed the ladder and blew right past Wright. To me Wright had his chance, it's not like this team was stacked at WR for the last 6 years. Our two top guys are a late round pick and a UDFA. If they can separate themselves from the pack, I think Wright also had ample time and opportunity to do so. He never did.

I realize it's not a popular opinion but we should be able to find a guy that can run a slant route and convert a 3rd down every blue moon for less than $2.6M a year. If he offered something else (solid in run blocking, special teams, etc.) I think he would still be with the team. He was simply too one dimensional to warrant keeping around.


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S197 wrote:
dead_poet wrote:
S197 wrote:
I realize I'm a bigger Wright hater than most here for lack of a better word. But the guy had SIX years to solidify himself as something more than a one catch a game type of player. He had 18 receptions last year. And 11 the year before. Maybe someone else can utilize him better but he was very overpaid for his production here.


Take it how you want but he didn't get a lot of snaps in order to prove himself. He produced when called upon. Hard to ask for much more than that.


He was a guy that produced in spurts. He did well in the postseason but he'd also disappear for many games. This was with multiple QB's and OC's.

To me he was always in this gray area of not really a #3 WR but also not really contributing anything ancillary. Take Thielen as an example. The guy started from the outside looking in but he was really good on special teams. Eventually he climbed the ladder and blew right past Wright. To me Wright had his chance, it's not like this team was stacked at WR for the last 6 years. Our two top guys are a late round pick and a UDFA. If they can separate themselves from the pack, I think Wright also had ample time and opportunity to do so. He never did.

I realize it's not a popular opinion but we should be able to find a guy that can run a slant route and convert a 3rd down every blue moon for less than $2.6M a year. If he offered something else (solid in run blocking, special teams, etc.) I think he would still be with the team. He was simply too one dimensional to warrant keeping around.


That's fair. What percentage of snaps was he getting the last couple of years? 30%? I'm not sure it was entirely his fault the organization saw him as a slot guy only. It was a crowded group the last two years. And with Diggs/AT seeing more time in the slot, he couldn't get on. As you said, there were others simply better. He did something Wright (ugh) to earn his contract extension. Hopefully Treadwell or Coley pick up the slack. Coley is pretty quick and a decent route runner. I think he has a chance. Maybe Treadwell can play a Colston-like roll or something.

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*Remember Me" from Coco playing in the background

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*Remember Me" from Coco playing in the background

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Was that Sheldon Richardson that he ran past?

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dead_poet wrote:
*Remember Me" from Coco playing in the background

https://twitter.com/Skolviking75/status ... 70304?s=19
Was that Sheldon Richardson that he ran past?

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That sucks, Wright was a very reliable receiver.


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PurpleKoolaid wrote:
Norv Zimmer wrote:
Maybe they are excited about Treadwell?


I hope this is a joke. Im personally hoping Treadwell is on another team, he and Floyd are just awful.


Again, it’s hard when you have two of the better WRs in the nfl in front of you and when you’re on the field you’re the 4th-5th read.

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It still sucks. Wright did everything they asked and he did it well. I hope he flourishes, unless he goes to Green Bay.

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first mistake in this offseason
he wasn't making a ton of money
what happens if one of the two starting wrs gets hurt
this guy was dependable the opposite of treadwell and floyd they suck

don't get cheap now it's dumb


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This was totally and unequivocally inevitable after signing Cousins AND Richardson.
The only other cap saving moves available are:
1)cutting Robison
2)cutting Murray (he already took a pay cut)
3)asking Rudolph to take a pay cut and if not cutting him
4)cutting Sendejo
5)Trading one or more of Diggs, Hunter, Kendricks, Waynes or Barr.... with Sheldon Richardson as a one year deal, and Cousins getting less money up front, that signals we are aggressively in on 2018 and therefore willing to poetneitally lose one of these players only for s 2020 compensatory pick rather than play without them in exchange for more.
6)Extending Barr and restructuring 2018. I don't know if this isn't possible or not since his 2018 salary is now fully guarenteed but I would imagine it might be possible to move some of that guarenteed money into the future in an extention and even add more guarenteed in a longer term deal so that less money goes towards 2018. This basically has the same effect as backloading in that it exchanges short term relief for long term problems.


Obviously it is going to be Wright over these decisions and these decisions are not off the table either. We are in a position where every million counts and the betting the drafts right is a must for the long term benefit of salary cap. Even so we will lose an important player after this year unless one of the most plays really bad or gets hurt and/or takes a hometown discount.

Diggs and Thielen can play inside when needed and Treadwell would cost money against the cap to get rid of. Furthermore, Treadwell is the only big physical WR who will play a role in the natural pick plays and catching in traffic in the bunch formations that the Eagles ran last year and DeFillipo is expected to as well. (I expect either a practice squad type player like Caleb Jones or an undrafted rookie or a drafted rookie will be added to compete with Treadwell for playing time or at least to be stuck on a practice squad to develop)


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I'm so glad you aren't the Vikings GM.

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