The Facts: The only absence was notable from the Vikings’ second Organized Team Activity session on Wednesday, because the receiver opposite star Adam Thielen kept changing for Kirk Cousins. Diggs skipped the first two OTAs after participating sparingly in the Vikings offseason program that started April 15. He’s expected to return Thursday, according to Cousins. “That will be fun to have him back,” Cousins said.
Diehards Line: But on Wednesday, up came Jordan Taylor, the 6-5 target whom Gary Kubiak liked in Denver. Then receiver Brandon Zylstra got his chances to run with the first-team offense. Chad Beebe was also in the mix. It was Jeff Badet, the second-year Oklahoma speedster, who stood out with a long deep grab from Cousins near the end of practice. Diggs’ absence only accentuated a competition that will persist this summer for jobs No. 3 on down in the receiver room. Below are more observations from Wednesday’s practice, which during a three-week OTA period will be limited to flag-football conditions (shorts, no shoulder pads). ... Nobody should panic here. We're still in the voluntary phase kids.