5'11'' / 175 lbs
Addison secured three of five targets for 72 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' 34-28 loss to the Eagles on Thursday night.
The rookie was able to leverage his speed to score his second touchdown in as many career games, streaking downfield on a post for a 62-yard touchdown reception early in the third quarter to answer the Eagles' DeVonta Smith's 63-yard scoring grab less than two minutes prior. Addison has wasted no time flashing his big-play ability, already having leveraged seven catches into 133 yards through his first pair of contests. While Justin Jefferson and T.J. Hockenson certainly represent formidable competition for targets, Addison looks set to command his fair share of Kirk Cousins' attention in Minnesota's pass-heavy offense due to his downfield prowess.
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Offensive coordinator Wes Phillips said he thinks Addison's role will expand as the season progresses, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
The first-round pick debuted as Minnesota's No. 3 receiver in a 20-17 loss to Tampa, playing 56 percent of snaps while Justin Jefferson and K.J. Osborn both were above 90 percent. It was enough for Addison to have a productive day, as he ran 35 routes (67 percent share) and caught four of six targets for 61 yards and a TD. Osborn had the same number of targets and a mere 3-31-0 receiving line on 43 routes, but it's nonetheless possible scheme familiarity and blocking keep him in the No. 2 role -- at least in terms of snaps -- for a portion of the season. It's also possible the Vikings promote Addison as soon as Thursday against Philadelphia or Week 3 against the Chargers.
Addison brought in four of six targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' 20-17 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.
The rookie first-round pick managed to make some noise right from the onset of his pro career, hauling in a 39-yard scoring pass early in the second quarter for Minnesota's first points of the season. Addison finished second on the Vikings in receiving yardage behind his prolific fellow starting wideout Justin Jefferson while checking in third in targets behind him and T.J. Hockenson. Addison will aim to build on a strong debut during a tough Week 2 road matchup against the Eagles on Thursday night and attempt to build on the defensive attention sure to come his aforementioned pair of fellow pass catchers' way.
Coach Kevin O'Connell said Wednesday that Addison cleared the concussion protocol, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
In his return to team drills at Wednesday's joint practice with the Cardinals, Addison mixed in with the Vikings' No. 1 offense in three-wide sets and even made a nice touchdown catch in traffic, per Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. After spending exactly one week in the protocol for head injuries, Addison appears to be good to go moving forward, but it remains to be seen if he'll see action in Minnesota's preseason finale Saturday against Arizona.
Addison (concussion) is at Monday's practice in a no-contact jersey, Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com reports.
It's a step forward after coach Kevin O'Connell revealed last Wednesday that Addison had entered concussion protocol. The rookie is still in the protocol but at least has made enough progress to participate in a light practice. Addison caught one pass for 22 yards in Minnesota's preseason opener, and regardless of whether or not that ends up being his final appearance in August, he's well on his way to playing Week 1 at Tampa Bay (Sept. 10).
Coach Kevin O'Connell said Wednesday that Addison is in the concussion protocol, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Addison is experiencing some minor concussion symptoms following a fall during a two-minute drill earlier this week, which will sideline him until at least Monday. As a result, he appears as if he won't be available for Saturday's preseason contest against the Titans, giving him just one more chance to see game action before Week 1 on Saturday, Aug. 26 versus the Cardinals. In the meantime, K.J. Osborn and Jalen Reagor should get extra first-team reps during Addison's absence.
Addison caught one of three targets for 22 yards in Thursday's 24-13 preseason loss to the Seahawks.
Addison nearly secured a nice gain with a toe drag along the sideline in the first quarter, but the play was ruled out of bounds. His first NFL catch came on the first play of the second quarter and resulted in a 22-yard gain. Despite this uninspiring stat line in his NFL debut, the 2023 first-round pick projects to play a prominent role in his rookie season. After seeing limited action Thursday, Addison may get more usage in Minnesota's second preseason game, Aug. 19 against Tennessee.
Addison will play in Thursday's preseason contest at Seattle, head coach Kevin O'Connell told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
It's not clear how many snaps he'll play, but he'll get his first game action as a professional. K.J. Osborn is listed as the No. 2 wide receiver ahead of Addison on Minnesota's first unofficial depth chart of the preseason. However, Addison has looked sharp in camp so far with good chemistry with quarterback Kirk Cousins, so he's still the favorite to emerge as the No. 2 wide receiver with a significant role.
K.J. Osborn is listed as the No. 2 wide receiver ahead of Addison on Minnesota's first unofficial depth chart of the preseason. Osborn may get more snaps this season as the team's "F" receiver as he'll frequently be used as a blocker, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
Osborn may also be listed ahead of Addison to begin the preseason as the team may give deference to the veteran. It's also possible Osborn plays more snaps on offense this year, but Addison gets more targets. Addison has looked sharp in camp so far with good chemistry with quarterback Kirk Cousins, so we wouldn't be too worried about this early preseason listing. Still, Addison's ability to be used in run blocking could be something to watch to ensure he gets more playing time.