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Stefon Diggs of the Minnesota Vikings scores a touchdown as time expires against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Playoff game. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

By Matt McCarthy,

Don’t count on the Patriots trading for Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs, at least according a series of new reports.

Speculation has grown in recent days that Diggs is frustrated in Minnesota as the Vikings offense struggles. That speculation was fueled even more by Diggs’ absence from practice on Wednesday, which was described as non-injury related.

But Tom Curran of NBC Sports Boston reported Wednesday night that the Vikings are not on the verge of trading the five-year veteran.

“A league source with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday the Vikings have no plans to trade Diggs. Which makes more than surface sense. Even with Diggs moderately down in 2019 (he has 13 catches for 209 yards so far), the Vikings are a very viable playoff team in the NFC,” Curran wrote

ESPN’s Josina Anderson also reported that the Vikings do not plan on trading Diggs.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network added that Diggs is indeed frustrated with the Vikings, but the team has no interest in trading him.

Diggs is coming off a 1,000-yard year in 2018 and has hauled in 17 touchdowns over the last two seasons.

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