K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Mon 8/2/21 6:00 PM

Osborn has had an impressive training camp, including catching a 50-yard reception in Saturday's scrimmage, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
He's more likely to make the final regular-season roster with Bisi Johnson out for the season with a knee injury. Osborn will face competition from Dede Westbrook for the punt return job he held much of last season. He's also likely behind Westbrook for the third receiver role. However, Osborn is a player to watch during the preseason given his early camp reports because he could make a large leap in his second season.

K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Sun 11/29/20 12:12 PM

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

K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Wed 10/28/20 7:35 PM

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

K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Fri 10/16/20 4:27 PM

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

K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Thu 10/15/20 6:14 PM

Osborn (hamstring) did not practice Thursday.
EDGE 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.

K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Fri 10/9/20 2:17 PM

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

K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Sun 9/27/20 11:36 AM

Osborn is a healthy inactive for Sunday's game against Tennessee, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
EDGE Analysis
With Osborn out, Chad Beebe will likely return punts with Ameer Abdullah likely to return kickoffs.

K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Mon 9/14/20 3:33 PM

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

K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Sun 9/6/20 1:40 AM

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

K.J. Osborn
WR MIN (7)
Sat 4/25/20 3:37 PM

The Vikings selected Osborn in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 176th overall.
EDGE Analysis
Osborn (5-foot-11, 203 pounds) transferred to Miami (FL) after playing for Buffalo previously. He didn't post better than average production in either setting, though he has some athletic tools that could project skills growth in the NFL. His 4.48-second 40-yard dash and 37.5-inch vertical demonstrate some explosiveness, though he'll need to produce more efficiently with his targets to earn playing time.