The Minnesota Vikings just announced that they have signed Florida Atlantic alum and former Houston Texan Lestar Jean. Jean was an undrafted free agent who spent his entire first year with the Texans on injured reserve before becoming the teams fourth receiver in 2012 (receiving minor shoulder surgery beforehand).
Jean is a classic big-target receiver, weighing in at 212 pounds and measuring 6’3″ and is only 26 years old right now. His career includes one touchdown (a 54-yard reception) out of ten receptions while being active for 25 games. In the last two years, he’s had 297 snaps.
His combine wasn’t the most impressive, running a 4.62 40-yard dash (and a 1.62 ten-yard split) with a very slow 7.45 three-cone time and 4.43 shuttle. A vertical of 37.5″ speaks well to him, and despite his recorded speed could be a useful threat in the red zone as a hybrid TE/WR-type target in subpackages.