|Ht / Wt:||5'11" / 183 lb.|
|Drafted:||2018 / UDFA|
Badet (groin) has returned to practice for the first day of training camp, Arif Hasan of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Badet missed much of the spring OTAs due to a groin issue, but it looks like he'll be ready to go for the start of training camp. Badet (six feet, 185 pounds) has spent time with both the Panthers and Vikings since going undrafted out of Oklahoma last spring. The wideout ran a 4.27-second 40-yard dash time at his 2018 pro day, but he's viewed as mainly a gadget player than a true downfield threat, given his smallish frame.
Badet (groin) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: It was reported May 4 that Badet was dealing with a groin injury, and it seemingly is serious enough to have held him out of the team's minicamp a month later. It's unclear now whether the Oklahoma product will be ready for training camp in late July, but more information should be revealed as the offseason rolls on.
Badet's status for the Vikings' weekend minicamp practices is uncertain due to a tweaked groin, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Analysis: Badet signed with the Vikings after going undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft. However, he was unable to make the team's final 53-man roster after suffering a head injury in training camp. From there he spent some time on the Panthers' practice squad before returning to Minnesota in January. It does not sound like the Oklahoma product is dealing with anything serious, and should return to practice activities once his health allows it.
Badet has signed a reserve/future contract with the Vikings, Chris Tomasson reports.
Analysis: Badet (6-foot-0, 185 pounds) has spent time with both the Panthers and Vikings since going undrafted out of Oklahoma last spring. Owner of a blazing 4.27-second time in the 40-yard dash, Badet is more of a gadget player than true receiver, but that may not be a huge problem on a Minnesota team that already possesses one of the league's most potent combinations of wideouts in Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs.
Badet signed a contract to join the Panthers' practice squad, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Badet spent the summer with the Vikings but was let go as part of the team's final roster cuts over the weekend. However, the Oklahoma product evidently caught the eye of the Panthers' scouting department and will now be stashed in Carolina for the time being.
Badet was helped off the field by trainers during Saturday's preseason game against the Jaguars after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Badet appeared to have taken a blow to the head before being helped off the field, so he may need to clear the league's concussion protocol before potentially returning to practice during the upcoming week. The reserve wide receiver is likely a longshot to make the Vikings' 53-man roster, so he'll look to return in time for the team's third preseason tilt against the Seahawks on Friday.
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