2015 Minnesota Vikings: Vikings Sign CFL Cornerback Jalil Carter to Futures Deal

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The Minnesota Vikings have announced that they’ve signed former Toronto Argonaut Jalil Carter to a futures deal. This is their statement:

[pull_quote_center]The Vikings have signed CB Jalil Carter to a reserve/future free agent after spending 2012-14 seasons in the Canadian Football League with the Toronto Argonauts and was a member of the 2012 Grey Cup championship team. Carter recorded 48 tackles in each of the previous two seasons with the Argos and added a career-best five sacks in 2014. Carter initially signed as an undrafted free agent with the St. Louis Rams where he attended training camp in 2011. Carter played safety his first 3 years at Akron before transitioning to WR for his senior season. As a receiver in 2010, Carter recorded 30 receptions for 412 yards and two touchdowns.[/pull_quote_center]

Carter is a bit of a speed demon, having run a 4.38 40-yard dash at his Pro Day, but without a lot of other physical traits (after adjusting for weight) to his name. Average-to-below average agility means he may be better suited to outside coverage (and at 6’1″ it’s possible), though the Vikings may simply be interested in his kick returning. There aren’t a lot of scouting reports on Carter out there because he declared for the draft as a receiver, and that’s what the Rams signed him as in 2011—not something he did in the CFL or evidently with the Vikings. Definitely someone to look at later and get a better picture.