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, Vikings receiver Adam Thielen called out Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins. On Tuesday, Cousins agreed with Thielen’s observations.“I really want to apologize to [Thielen] because there’s too many opportunities where we could have hit him on Sunday,” Cousins said on KFAN, via Chris Tomasson of the , “and postgame when I talk to the media I always say, ‘Hey Adam Thielen Jersey
, until I watch the film it’s hard for me to really give you a straight answer.’“Well, now it’s Tuesday night. I’ve watched the film and the reality is there were opportunities for [Thielen]. The one that’s most obvious is the third-and-10 at the beginning of the game. We’re near midfield. That’s arguably seven points. If you put the ball where it needs to be he’s shown . . . that he will make that play and he’ll probably finish the play in the end zone and pull away from the defender.“Adam’s not just a really good player or one of the best players on the Vikings, he’s one of the best players in the NFL, one of the best players in the world, period, regardless of position. And so we want to Kirk Cousins Jersey
, we need to, I need to get him more opportunities. Get him the football.”The Vikings have tried to create greater balance this year on offense, but they’ve leaned too much on the run. With Cousins, Thielen, and largely-forgotten Stefon Diggs, the Vikings can and should be throwing it more. And Cousins needs to be throwing it better Marcus Sherels Jersey
, when it’s time to throw it. The Vikings confirmed Thursday’s report that wide receiver Josh Doctson was headed for injured reserve and also announced the identity of the player who will be replacing him on the 53-man roster.Doctson’s departure left the Vikes with four wideouts on the active roster, but they did not bolster the unit with their corresponding move. The Vikings announced that they have promoted cornerback Nate Meadors from the practice squad.The move comes after Mackensie Alexander missed practice on Wednesday with an elbow injury. Cornerback Mike Hughes was limited in practice after missing the opener as he continues to work his way back from a torn ACL.Meadors was signed this offseason after going undrafted out of UCLA. He returned an interception for a touchdown in Minnesota’s preseason opener, but neither that nor his other work this summer was enough to land him a spot on the opening roster.