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Report: Chad Beebe to be Elevated to 53-Man Roster

The rookie wide receiver will be activated from the practice squad.

According to Courtney Cronin of ESPN, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Chad Beebe will be elevated to the team’s 53-man roster before Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions. On Saturday multiple sources confirmed the move would take place.

Beebe (5-10, 183) is a rookie wide receiver who played college football at Northern Illinois. He played in 44 games for the Huskies and excelled on special teams as a punt returner. He also led the team in yards per reception (14.9) as a senior.

Beebe, 24, was acquired by the Vikings as an undrafted free agent this offseason. He took part in the team’s rookie minicamp in May. He’s the son of former NFL wideout Don Beebe, who appeared in six Super Bowls and later coached Chad during his high school days at Aurora Christian School in Illinois. Chad still holds the Aurora Christian HS records for most career receptions and receiving yards.

The move to activate Beebe means that Stefon Diggs, who did not practice this week, will likely sit out the Week 9 contest. If Diggs is out, the Vikings will have the following depth at wide receiver against the Lions:

  • Adam Thielen
  • Laquon Treadwell
  • Aldrick Robinson
  • Brandon Zylstra
  • Chad Beebe


The Vikings announced offensive lineman Storm Norton has been waived to make room for Beebe on the active roster.


Here’s an interview Beebe gave to VT in August from Vikings Training Camp in Eagan.

Sean Borman

Sean Borman is a writer with Minnesota roots that's a Vikings optimist. He was an intern with the Vikings during college and is an IT nerd by day. You can find him on the golf course during summer and on Twitter @SeanBormanNFL.

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Gordon Guffey
Gordon Guffey
2 years ago

Another season and another injury that looks like it’s going to cost Diggs a least 1 game ~ Thankfully the bye is next week so maybe he will be back for the Bears game ~ But if it’s like anything from his past it will cost what seems like no less than 3 or 4 games ~ It’s like clockwork ~

That being said I hope Beebe shines ~ We need a replacement for Treadwell ~ And Believe it or not Treadwell is having by far his best season with 25 catches for 216 yards and a TD ~ But still not good enough ~ The Vikings need to find a way to get Beebe on the field for 10 or 15 plays Sunday in hope they have found yet another diamond in the rough ~ JMHO

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