Vikings’ Stefon Diggs was fined for missing practice, team meetings
On Friday, Minnesota Vikings Mike Zimmer said wide receiver Stefon Diggs “has already been punished,” for missing practice and meetings, per Mark Craig of the Star Tribune. That punishment has come in the form of fines, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Media.
On if Diggs will play, Zimmer says “I don’t know,” and “we’ll see.”
Diggs didn’t show up to practice on Wednesday. The Vikings listed him on the report as “non-injury related,” which proceeded to spark speculation of a potential trade. He returned on Thursday, to which he said he was out with a “cold.” Considering Minnesota didn’t list his inactive status due to “illness,” that may not be the most truthful answer.
Diggs, like running mate Adam Thielen, noted that he is frustrated with the Kirk Cousins-led passing game. He did not deny rumors of wanting to be traded, as he said “there’s truth in every rumor.”
Though Diggs may not sound too hopeful that he will stay in Minnesota for long, the Vikings reportedly told an interested team that they will not be parting ways with his services. On Thursday, Zimmer declined to comment on the situation, saying it is an “internal matter.”
Through four games, Diggs has 13 receptions for 209 yards and one touchdown in the run-heavy Vikings offense. His frustrations likely spurn from his lack of targets, as the passing game has failed to properly supplement the run-attack.
Though the 25-year-old receiver may be unhappy with his role in the offense, all signs point to him playing in Week 5 against the New York Giants.