Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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Adam and I have been just waiting around hoping for something significant to happen today. Unfortunately, it looks like most of the big news will come tomorrow…

Though, it was just reported by Jeremy Fowler of the Pioneer Press that the Vikings will not tender restricted free agent Kenny Onatolu. While Onatolu hasn’t played a major role in the team’s defense, he is used often on special teams and the word is the Vikes are looking to re-sign him.

Stay tuned and keep coming back here to Vikings Territory for more news. Stories will begin to fly soon and Adam and I plan on doing our best to keep you updated.

Follow us on Twitter @vikingterritory for up-to-the-minute updates on the free-agency extravaganza that is right around the corner.

After finding modest success in signing CFL players like linebacker Kenny Onatolu and wide receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux, I had good reason for paying such close attention to which CFL players Rick Spielman was checking out this offseason.

Not shockingly, those efforts have proven to be of worth.

On Wednesday, the Vikings reportedly signed BC Lions linebacker Solomon Elimimian to a two year contract.

At age 25, six feet tall, and 227 pounds Elimimian has made a name for himself by delivering big hits north of the border.  He was named the CFL’s hardest hitter in a polling of fellow players and won the rookie of the year award in 2010 with BC, after going undrafted out of Hawaii and being cut by the Buffalo Bills.

Last season he had 98 tackles, four sacks, and two interceptions.  He was named as an All-Star and his team won the Grey Cup.

Elimimian could provide some much needed depth at the linebacker position if he can stick to the Vikings roster.  He has some decent upside, but don’t expect much more than a special teams player in 2012.

The Carolina Panthers and St. Louis Rams were thought to have also made an offer to the young linebacker.

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