Vikings sign ex-Texans WR Lestar Jean
The Minnesota Vikings continue to address their roster with a month remaining until the NFL Draft.
Minnesota signed wide receiver Lestar Jean on Tuesday. Jean, 26, had 10 catches for 186 yards in three NFL seasons for the Houston Texans.
Jean (6-foot-3, 202 pounds) was an undrafted free agent out of Florida Atlantic in 2011, and spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve. He’s played in 27 games the past two seasons for Houston. He had six catches for 151 yards and one touchdowns in 2012, but was limited to four catches for 35 yards last season.
Minnesota has spent much of its offseason shoring up the league’s worst scoring defense, but added Jean to a receiving corps that also includes the return of Jerome Simpson to go with Greg Jennings, Cordarrelle Patterson and Jarius Wright. The Vikings also have second-year receivers Rodney Smith and Adam Thielen on the roster, as well as Kamar Jorden, who was signed in January.
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