April 17, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings have acquired quarterback Sage Rosenfels from the Houston Texans and signed him to a two-year, $9 million contract.
Rosenfels' agent, Rick Smith, says his client "is extremely excited for this opportunity."
The 31-year-old Rosenfels will compete with incumbent Tarvaris
Jackson for the starting job.
It's the second season in a row that the Vikings have tried to trade for Rosenfels. Last year, the two teams could not agree on compensation, so Minnesota brought in veteran Gus Frerotte as a backup.
Rosenfels went 2-3 in five starts for the injured Matt Schaub last season. He threw for 1,431 yards with six touchdowns, 10 interceptions and a 66.7 completion percentage.
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