Four receptions Sunday
Conklin had four receptions on four targets for 41 yards in Sunday's overtime loss at Cincinnati.
With Irv Smith out for the season with a knee injury, Conklin moved into the top tight end role and played 59 snaps on offense, going out for a pass on 38 snaps, according to Pro Football Focus. It was a slight negative that the Vikings utilized a third receiver (K.J. Osborn) more than usual in the passing game, but the Vikings also were playing much of the game from behind. Conklin may have a larger role if the team isn't playing behind, but he showed he'll be a part of the passing game and could emerge as a red-zone target. Chris Herndon still has the possibility to cut into Conklin's playing time, but Herndon played just 12 snaps Sunday as he gets up to speed on the offense after being traded to the Vikings from the Jets late in the preseason.
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