The Facts: The Minnesota Vikings announced they have signed free agent Moats, a 6th-year player out of Louisiana Tech who was recently released by the Houston Texans. “I watched them last year get so close to achieving the ultimate goal,” Moats said of the Vikings. “I’m honored to be a part of the team. I look forward to being a member of the team and working hard to help us get to the Super Bowl.”
Diehards Line:With Chester Taylor gone and incoming rookie Toby Gerhart lacking experience, Moats provides a veteran presence behind Adrian Peterson. Moats rushed for 126 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries against the Bills in 2009. As Profootballtalk.com reminded readers, that performance earned Moats a starting job, but he was held to 38 yards on 16 attempts against the Colts the following week. He's done little since. Set your expectations accordingly.