Vikes WR Stefon Diggs trying to claim starting role

Pioneer Press - [Full Article]

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Monday the starting receiver job opposite Mike Wallace will be won or lost based on performance. That could be bad news for Charles Johnson.

Johnson started Minnesota's first three games alongside Wallace and caught just six passes for 46 yards. He has missed the past two games because of a rib injury and watched while rookie Stefon Diggs caught 13 passes for 216 yards.

Diggs got the start in Sunday's 16-10 win over Kansas City at TCF Bank Stadium and hauled in seven catches for 129 yards. With Johnson close to returning, Zimmer wouldn't commit Monday to a starter moving forward.

"You don't lose your starting job because of injury, but you lose your starting job because of performance," Zimmer said. "But, no, I have not decided that yet."

Fantasy Impact: 

Johnson was a pleasant surprise during the second half of last season, earning a starting job after being plucked off the Cleveland Browns' practice squad but hasn't looked like the same player this year.

Filed Under: 2015, W7

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