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Thielen guiding young WR group

Sat 9-12-2020

EAGAN - For most of Adam Thielen's career, he was widely viewed as an overachieving small-school wide receiver.

Thielen worked his way up from the practice squad and special teams to become a starter.

Now he's by far the most experienced player in his position room. The 30-year-old is tasked this season with helping guide a young group past the departure of longtime pal and pass-catching partner Stefon Diggs.

Now, the Vikings will pair Thielen with Bisi Johnson and hope that top draft pick Justin Jefferson can live up to his considerable potential.

The Vikings open their season Sunday vs. the Green Bay Packers. Coverage on Xtreme Country 105.7 starts at 11 a.m., with kickoff at noon.

By The Associated Press