The Facts: Six months after trying to claim Felton off waivers but losing out to the Carolina Panthers, the Minnesota Vikings finally landed the fullback on Tuesday. The Vikings announced they had signed the 25-year-old Felton, who was a free agent.
Diehards Line:Selected by Detroit in the fifth round out of Furman in the 2008 draft, Felton spent three seasons with the Lions and played in 42 games before being waived in final cuts last summer. Felton played in nine games for the Panthers, who were awarded him over the Vikings and Philadelphia. After Carolina cut him on Nov. 25, Felton was claimed by the Indianapolis Colts and appeared in five games there. The Vikings primarily used Ryan D'Imperio and retired tight end Jimmy Kleinsasser as their lead blockers last season. D'Imperio remains on the roster, but the Vikings are unsettled at the position. Felton could provide some resolution.