However, the chances of the Vikings trading Diggs this year still seem very low.
Diggs was not at practice Wednesday for what the team termed non-injury reasons. That comes two days after Diggs tweeted a mysterious, faceless emoji.
Amid speculation that Stefon Diggs wants out of Minnesota, the wide receiver said he hadn't formally request a trade but there is "truth to all rumors".
It would be understandable if Diggs were upset by his plight in Minnesota.
Earlier in the week, Kirk Cousins issued a public apology on his podcast to receiver Adam Thielen for missing him on a handful of wide-open throws in the Vikings' 16-6 loss at Chicago. Diggs just signed a big contract with the Vikings in 2018 and he was coming off a year that saw him set new single-season career highs for catches, receiving yards, and touchdowns. But even after the game, Diggs left the locker room in full pads, without talking to the media.
A team that told me today they'd definitely be interested in Stefon Diggs said they were informed the #Vikings WR would not be traded. So my language will stay the same whether I'm given many opportunities or not a lot.
"I can't sit up here and act like everything is OK", Diggs said.
The angst from Diggs couldn't come at a worse time for a Minnesota offense that has had a tumultuous few weeks. "It's obviously not. But what I can say at this point, just trying to work through it". "I don't know at this point".
Head coach Mike Zimmer would not say whether Diggs will play on Sunday. "That's what I'm going to ride with".
As for Diggs, Thielen said his relationship with his teammate is not in jeopardy. The receiver answered questions about his personal chagrin towards his role-and lack thereof-in the 2019 Minnesota Vikings offense. He's now on his fourth offensive coordinator and fourth quarterback in five seasons. Can winning cure it?