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Vikings claim Sage Rosenfels off waivers

Posted on: December 2, 2011 4:35 pm
Edited on: December 2, 2011 5:12 pm
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Rosenfels returns to Minnesota where he played in 2009. (Getty Images)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

On October 25, the Dolphins placed backup quarterback Sage Rosenfels on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list after Rosenfels became sick with the same illness that landed him in the hospital in August.

On Friday, the Vikings claimed Rosenfels off waivers a day after the Dolphins wavied him, Vikings.com reports.

There was some speculation earlier in the week, after the Texans lost backup Matt Leinart to a should injury, that Rosenfels could return to Houston where he played from 2006-2008 and made 10 starts. Instead, he's is headed to Minnesota, where he was a third-stringer behind Tarvaris Jackson and Brett Favre in 2009.

Back in October, when Rosenfels originally landed on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list, he released a statement through his agent that made it sound like his season was over. “I am thankful for the opportunity the Dolphins gave me to come here and play. I was looking forward to contributing to the team when I signed.

“When I first joined the Dolphins, all tests showed that I was healthy and ready to go. But after practicing for a few weeks, especially in the heat, some new indications made it obvious that I need to rest and allow my body to regain all requisite strength. I want to thank the Dolphins for their understanding and wish them the best of luck the rest of the season.”

If nothing else, it's great news that Rosenfels is healthy enough to return to football. He's also the latest name we can add to an ever-growing list of quarterbacks that coaches would prefer over Donovan McNabb.


After an overtime win last week over the Chargers, Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos will travel to Mall of America Field to battle the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. NFL.com's Pat Kirwan and Jason Horowitz take a look at this game.

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