Found January 03, 2012 on NBC Connecticut:
The last time we talked about Jordan Todman, the former Huskies running back and 2010 Big East offensive player of the year, he had been released by the Chargers. That was in October. Last week, Todman got a belated Christmas present: the Vikings signed him to their 53-man roster. After two months of uncertainty about his football-playing future, he was back in uniform, this time in Minnesota, for the final week of the 2011 regular season. "All along, there were teams interested in him once he went to the practice squad, but a few of them only wanted to put him on their own practice squad," said Steve Cruz, Todman's legal guardian, according to "But why do a lateral move? Jordan figured he might as well stay with the team he knows, the playbook he knows. So it made sense to stay, even though the Chargers had been healthy at running back all year and he hadn't really had a chance to play." Todman was inactive for the Viking...

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