Chad Beebe was a perennial Mr. Mankato contender, an informal award given to a low-profile player that has the potential to become a star coming out of Minnesota Vikings training camp.

Undrafted in 2018, Beebe spent four seasons as a bubble player, persevering through training camp cuts and practice-squad placements to become the Vikings’ No. 3 wide receiver in 2020.

Beebe, coming off his best season to date last offseason, suffered a foot injury in the 2021 preseason finale that required him to undergo foot surgery and ultimately be cut from the roster.

Beebe has been quiet during his recovery, and his era with the purple and gold officially came to a close last week when he signed elsewhere in the NFL.

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Beebe Signs With Texans

On June 8, the Houston Texans announced that the team signed Beebe, likely on a one-year trial run with the former Minnesota wide receiver.

We have signed WR Chad Beebe ✍

— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) June 8, 2022

Before injuring his foot, Beebe was coming off a career-best year in 2020. As the Vikings’ third receiver option behind Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson, Beebe caught 20 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns — most notably a redemptive game-winning grab against the Carolina Panthers.

After muffing a punt return that the Panthers recovered and scored on the ensuing possession, Beebe redeemed himself with a touchdown catch with 46 seconds left in regulation to tie the game, setting up a game-winning extra point by Dan Bailey. It was Beebe’s first career touchdown in the NFL.

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The agony and the ecstasy of Chad Beebe, courtesy of @PAOnTheMic:

— Nick Olson (@NickOlsonNFL) November 30, 2020

Beebe was a developmental project by the former regime in Minnesota, and while he showed flashes of playmaking ability in 2020, his injury history proved not enough for the new Vikings regime to kick the tires on the 28-year-old receiver. After being pulled up from the practice squad in 2018, Beebe missed five of eight remaining games with a hamstring injury.

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