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Vikings Sign CFL Standout Solomon Elimimian To Future Contract

On Tuesday, the Minnesota Vikings announced they've signed one player to a reserve/future contract, according to Solomon Elimimian, standout with the B.C. Lions in the CFL, has agreed to the minimum $390,000 salary with a $35,000 signing bonus. It's likely that the Vikings will carry Elimimian on the roster in 2012, as the prospect apparently visited with multiple teams once the offseason got underway to discuss a deal.

It's unclear if the teams decided not to pursue Elimimian or if he chose the Vikings over them. Minnesota carried two other CFL products on the roster in 2012 in wide receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux and linebacker Kenny Onatolu. According to The Province, the B.C. Lions didn't even offer Elimimian a contract, given that they can't compete with even the minimum salary in the NFL, and that Elimimian had his heart set on the big game, either way.

Elimimian is just 6-foot and 225 pounds, but was still named the hardest hitter in the CFL, and was named an All-Star.

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