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#pounditThursday, March 4, 2021

Stefon Diggs misses practice amid Patriots trade rumors

The Stefon Diggs trade rumors will only heat up after the wide receiver missed practice on Wednesday.

Diggs did not practice for the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday for non-football reasons, the team said.

Diggs seems to be frustrated in Minnesota lately. He hasn’t spoken with the media in two weeks, according to The Athletic’s Chad Graff, and wasn’t happy during the team’s loss to the Chicago Bears.

Diggs is coming off a career-high 102 catches on 149 targets last season. He averaged 110 targets per season his first four years and is only on pace for 76 this year. The Vikings’ offense has shifted from being pass-oriented to focusing on the run, which has resulted in a smaller role for the 25-year-old receiver.

Diggs’ social media activity this week has led to some speculation that he could be a trade target for the New England Patriots, who cut Antonio Brown last week.

UPDATE: A followup report said the Vikings have no plans to trade Diggs


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