The Vikings have just signed former Texans wide receiver Lestar Jean, according to the team’s official Twitter account.
Jean is a former undrafted player out of Florida Atlantic who spent the past three seasons in Houston. Jean has only been active for the previous two seasons however, as he was placed on IR with a shoulder injury after the preseason in 2011.
Jean has appeared in 27 games in his career, catching 10 passes for 186 yards and one touchdown.
Jean is a big receiver at 6-foot-3-inches, but he does not have top level speed as his 40 time was previously recorded at 4.65.
While the top of the Vikings depth chart at wide receiver seems set, it’s not entirely surprising that they made a move to acquire depth at the position. After re-signing Jerome Simpson, the team is returning five receivers from their roster last year, but in three of the past five seasons Norv Turner has had six receivers on his roster after training camp.
Terms of the deal were not immediately available, but it likely amounts to nothing more than a minimum-type deal for a player with minimal production such as Jean.
Jean will likely be competing with two undrafted rookies from last year, Rodney Smith and Adam Thielen, for a spot on the Vikings roster this summer. The Vikings could still look to address to receiver position in the draft, and this receiver class is one of the deepest in recent memory.