Minnesota Vikings Claim LB Xavier Adibi Off Waivers From Houston Texans

The Minnesota Vikings have made a roster move this morning to give them some help at a spot that they appeared to be short-handed at when the 53-man roster was announced yesterday.

According to Tom Pelissero of ESPN 1500, the Vikings have claimed linebacker Xavier Adibi, who was released by the Houston Texans. It has not yet been made known who the Vikings released in order to make room for Adibi on the roster.

Adibi was the fourth-round pick of the Texans (118th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech. In three years with the Texans, he has appeared in 34 games, having started eight times. He has 68 total tackles and two forced fumbles in his time in the NFL.

I'm not sure exactly what sort of plans the Vikings have for him at this point, but he's here.

EDIT: My apologies for not catching that the Texans' switch to the 3-4 defense just happened this past off-season and that Adibi has, indeed, been in a 4-3 in Houston up until now. This helps the move make a bit more sense, in any event.

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