The new NFL League Year is officially underway as of Wednesday Afternoon, and one pro with local ties is on the move.

Former University of Minnesota Linebacker Blake Cashman has been traded from the New York Jets to the Houston Texans, per Pro Football Talk.

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The deal sends the fourth year Linebacker to Houston in exchange for a 6th round pick in next year's NFL Draft.

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Cashman will provide a solid depth piece to the Houston defense and special teams units under new Head Coach Lovie Smith.

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In his first three years as a pro, Cashman played sparingly in New York, battling injuries and inconsistency. The former Golden Gopher has appeared in just 14 games over 3 seasons, including 7 total starts. His best season came in his rookie year in 2019 when he totaled 40 tackles and a fumble recovery.

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In college, Cashman was one of the leaders of the Minnesota defense, finishing with 183 total tackles and 12 sacks over his four year career. He was selected in the 5th round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Jets.

Sources: WikipediaPro Football Reference and Pro Football Talk

Minnesota Vikings In The Super Bowl? Yep, I Can Remember All Four

It's that time of year, the time when everyone is talking about the NFL's upcoming Super Bowl.

It may be hard to believe, but there was a time when the Minnesota Vikings went to the Super Bowl.

And then they went again. And then again. And then again. Hey, we were one of the greatest teams of all time!

Unfortunately, it was the same time the Vikings lost the Super Bowl. And then again. And then again. And then again. Well, at least we must have been one of the second-best teams of all time!

For a whole lot of Vikings fans...you know, the ones who walk around with younger bones...the Vikings have never been to the Super Bowl.

Then there's the ol' dog that is me. I remember the first time... and the second... and the third... and the fourth.