February 24, 2009
The Houston Texans nearly traded quarterback Sage Rosenfels to the Minnesota Vikings last year. It appears the deal will get done later this week according to the Houston Chronicle. The Texans will receive a fourth-round draft choice in return.
The Chronicle reported The Texans can't consummate their trade of Rosenfels to the Minnesota Vikings before 12:01 a.m. Friday, the start of the NFL year and the beginning of free agency.
Rosenfels won six games in replaced of Houston starter Matt Schaub over the last two seasons. With the Vikings, Rosenfels will be given the change to win the job over Tarvaris Jackson.
The Texans appear willing to deal Rosenfels because of a contract that expires after next season. Rosenfels could leave without compensation. The fourth-round pick gives them eight selections in the April 25-26 draft and also gives them some flexibility in case they want to try to move up rather than down, according to The Chronicle.
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