Vikings WR Johnson back at practice, but Diggs still starting

Vikings WR Charles Johnson may have lost his starting job to a rookie. Bruce Kluckhohn USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson (ribs) returned to practice on Wednesday, according to ESPN's Ben Goessling, but he didn't get his starting job back.

Rookie wideout Stefon Diggs is the hottest player on the Vikings' roster right now. Over the last two games, he has 13 receptions for 216 yards. His budding rapport with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is provides some hope for a previously lifeless passing attack.

Diggs, a fifth-round pick out of Maryland, has drawn a comparison to Pro Bowler Antonio Brown from teammate Mike Wallace, who played with Brown in Pittsburgh. With a speedster like Wallace and a nifty possession receiver like Diggs, the Vikings have playmakers in place on the outsides.

Now that Johnson is back in the mix, too, it's on Bridgewater to spread the ball around his swelling arsenal of pass-catchers.

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