K.J. Osborn

K.J. Osborn

Wide Receiver #17
Team: Minnesota Vikings
Ht / Wt:6'0" / 205 lb.
College:Miami (FL)
Born:June 10, 1997
Drafted:2020 / Rd. 5 (176)
Draft Team:MIN

K.J. Osborn: Sitting down for Week 12

Osborn (coach's decision) is inactive for Minnesota's Week 12 matchup against the Panthers.

Analysis: Osborn leads the Vikings in both punt-return attempts (four) and kick-return attempts (13) thus far in 2020, but Tajae Sharpe has been activated and inserted above him at the No. 5 wide receiver spot. With Osborn out of the mix for Week 12, Ameer Abdullah and Chad Beebe are likely to garner opportunities in the return game.

November 29, 2020 9:12 AM EST

K.J. Osborn: Clear of hamstring issue

Osborn (hamstring) wasn't listed on Minnesota's injury report Wednesday, Craig Peters of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: The 23-year-old missed the previous two games heading into the Week 7 bye, but he's practicing with no limitations after receiving the extra recovery time. Osborn should reclaim returning duties for the Vikings now that he's healthy.

October 28, 2020 4:35 PM EST

K.J. Osborn: Can't face Falcons

Osborn (hamstring) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Chad Graff of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Osborn will miss his second game in a row due to a lingering hamstring injury. As long as he's sidelined, Chad Beebe will handle punt returns while Ameer Abdullah stands to return kickoffs.

October 16, 2020 1:27 PM EST

K.J. Osborn: Still sidelined due to hamstring

Osborn (hamstring) did not practice Thursday.

Analysis: Osborn looks to be trending in the wrong direction for Sunday's game against the Falcons. If he's forced to miss a second straight contest due to his hamstring injury, Chad Beebe will once again return punts while Ameer Abdullah takes back kickoffs.

October 15, 2020 3:14 PM EST

K.J. Osborn: Won't face Seahawks

Osborn (hamstring) is ruled out for Sunday night's contest in Seattle, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Analysis: Osborn will need to miss at least one week as he works his way back from a hamstring injury. In his stead, Chad Beebe and Ameer Abdullah will likely fill in for him on punt and kick returns, respectively.

October 9, 2020 11:17 AM EST

K.J. Osborn: Inactive against Titans

Osborn is a healthy inactive for Sunday's game against Tennessee, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Analysis: With Osborn out, Chad Beebe will likely return punts with Ameer Abdullah likely to return kickoffs.

September 27, 2020 8:36 AM EST

K.J. Osborn: Handles kickoff returns

Osborn returned two kickoffs for an average of 32 yards in Sunday's loss to Green Bay.

Analysis: Osborn didn't play a snap on offense as he'll be limited to special teams unless a receiver or two get hurt. It looks like he could make an impact as a returner if his first two returns are any indication.

September 14, 2020 12:33 PM EST

K.J. Osborn: Makes 53-man roster

Osborn made Minnesota's 53-man roster, The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Osborn was kept for his return skills and he'll likely begin the season as the team's punt returner and potentially the team's kickoff returner. Either way, he'll initially be a deep reserve on offense.

September 5, 2020 10:40 PM EST

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