The 6-0, 200-pound Felder originally signed with Minnesota as an undrafted free agent in 2012 and he spent his entire rookie season on the Vikings' practice squad. He went to training camp with the Vikings again this year and turned in a strong postseason with 16 tackles and a 20.4-yard average on five punt returns. However, an ankle injury landed Felder on injured reserve to start his second NFL campaign.
When a player is placed on injured reserve by an NFL team, he cannot play for that team again for the remainder of the season, unless he is the one player who receives his team's "designated for return" tag. However, if the player is released from the original team's injured reserve list, he is permitted to play again that year for any other team in the NFL. Thus, Felder may get his chance to see the field during the 2013 regular season after all.
Felder finished his collegiate career as the fourth-leading interceptor in Nicholls State history, with five of his 12 picks coming during his 2011 senior season. He was an All-Southland Conference pick in each of his last two years, with another four interceptions and a touchdown during his junior campaign.