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Vikings Tweak Roster, Sign LB Xavier Adibi

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 4, 2011 – 5:35 pm

The Vikings on Sunday tweaked their roster by signing LB Xavier Adibi, a 4th-year player who was most recently with the Houston Texans. To make room for Adibi, the Vikings waived TE Allen Reisner.

Adibi, who measures in at 6-4, 242 pounds, was drafted by the Texans in the 4th round (#118 overall) of the 2008 NFL draft out of Virginia Tech. Houston employs a 3-4 defensive scheme, so it’s hard to compare what his role was in that defense to what it will be in the Vikings scheme. But watch for Adibi to backup Vikings middle LB E.J. Henderson. It wouldn’t be surprising, though, to see Adibi train at outside LB and also on special teams.

A native of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Adibi has appeared in 34 games through 3 NFL seasons and he’s registered 68 tackles and also 2 forced fumbles (according to NFL.com).

No other roster moves or announcements are expected on Sunday.


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Checkout The First Edition Of The ‘Sunday Slant’

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 4, 2011 – 4:12 pm

On Sunday morning we debuted a brand-new weekly feature on vikings.com called the “Sunday Slant.” This weekly op-ed style piece will be posted on Sunday mornings throughout the regular season and will touch on the hot-button topics in the world of the Vikings and the NFL as you prepare for another Vikings game day.

This week’s “Sunday Slant” is a season-preview edition and will serve as a “toes in the water” version of this new feature. It includes my thoughts on Head Coach Leslie Frazier, predictions on who will win each of the NFL’s divisions and a few Vikings to watch early in the season. Next week, and in subsequent installments throughout the season, we’ll dive right into the topics on everyone’s mind – and we’ll offer plenty of opinions along the way.

Also, don’t forget to utilize the comments feature at the bottom of the feature to chime in with your opinion and contribute to the discussion with other Vikings fans. You can click here or on the “Sunday Slant” link above to read the first installment.


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