The Vikings added a little more pass catching depth on Tuesday, announcing the signing of former Texans wide receiver Lestar Jean.
The 26-year-old Jean appeared in 27 regular season games with Houston, catching 10 passes for 186 yards and one TD. He had received interest from Carolina and Miami in free agency.
Jean (6-3, 202) will compete for a reserve role in the Vikings’ receiving corps. Greg Jennings, Cordarrelle Patterson, Jerome Simpson and Jarius Wright are Minnesota’s top four wide receivers.
Jean was eligible for restricted free agency, but the Texans did not offer him a contract, leaving him an unrestricted free agent.