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Hovan heads to St. Louis

Free agent defensive tackle Chris Hovan has found a new home.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Hovan has agreed to terms with the St. Louis Rams.

Hovan started all 16 games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009, but the Bucs released him in April, after they chose defensive tackles in the first and second rounds of the draft.

The 32-year-old Hovan played his first five seasons with the Vikings after Minnesota selected him in the first round of the 2000 draft. He has played the last five seasons with the Bucs.

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13 Responses to “Hovan heads to St. Louis”
  1. TJ says: Jun 9, 2010 7:47 AM

    Hovan did good in Tampa. Goodluck in St Louis.

  2. VikingFan09 says: Jun 9, 2010 8:30 AM

    Hovan was good early. He’ll bounce from team to team for the rest of his career.One thing you can count on with Chris, he can still bring it with speed and power.

  3. mattgso says: Jun 9, 2010 9:23 AM

    So vikes fans… when Hovan was trying to generate a rivalry with Favre as a Packer, you all hoped he would take out Favre.
    So what happens if he finally gets it done with him as a Ram and Favre as a viking? Who do you cheer for without being hypocritical?

  4. swashbuccaler says: Jun 9, 2010 10:05 AM

    Hovan’s done. Rams are wasting time/money/roster spot with this move.

  5. doe22us says: Jun 9, 2010 10:09 AM

    Damn the Rams are going to be terrible again, but what else is new?

  6. rovibe says: Jun 9, 2010 10:53 AM

    mattgso — What are you talking about? The rivalry with Favre was a friendly one, both players publicly praising each others’ competitiveness. Hovan never once said anything about wanting to injure Favre. Go back to sniffing your sister’s panties.

  7. Hosstyle In Tampa says: Jun 9, 2010 10:54 AM

    mattgso,
    you sure are asking for a lot of mental work from said vikings fans…

  8. Josh says: Jun 9, 2010 11:35 AM

    If memory serves, there was nothing friendly about Favre and Hovan. I remember that Sunday night game in ’02. Favre was flipping him off from the opposite sideline and Hovan attempted to go after him after the game. Hovan never said anything about hurting him in a game though. Favre-Sapp was a friendly, respect-driven rivalry. Hovan wasn’t good enough to garner Favre’s respect at that time. He was just a mouth and Rivera and Wahle dominated one-on-one matchups with him.

  9. Tom Selleck says: Jun 9, 2010 12:30 PM

    Shocking a 32-year-old DT from the #32 rushing defense can still get a job.

  10. sukit says: Jun 9, 2010 12:45 PM

    I remember the game where police escorted Hovan off the field afterwards because fans at Lambeau where ready to mob him. In the end one of the fans stood up and spit on him as he was entering the tunnel. It was great! Hovan was always running his mouth and he never did anything worth remembering (except get spit on). I am shocked he is still in the league. How many career sacks does he have? I can’t remember him even getting one.

  11. JimmySmith says: Jun 9, 2010 12:52 PM

    Surprised he didn’t go back to the Queens, usually when you are washed up or overpriced, the Queens will sign you.
    Maybe it only works if you are an ex-Packer.

  12. Vikes8480 says: Jun 9, 2010 1:24 PM

    You rope suckers who have nothing better to do than talk crap about the Vikings need to go play in traffic. You morons bash Viking fans all day but at least we aren’t seasonal fans like you pansies who side with any team that wins the Super Bowl. It would be funny to see how many of you d-bags have been loyal to one team your entire life instead of picking a team when they are doing well. You daisies need to grow a set.

  13. Slow Joe says: Jun 9, 2010 2:01 PM

    Good for Hovan. We liked him here in Tampa, but it was obvious he was losing it. He was getting pushed around all over the place last year.

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