The Minnesota Vikings looked to a familiar place to find their latest free agent signing Canada.
International Sports Agency, Ltd. and agent Bardia Ghahremani tweeted the news late Wednesday that Minnesota signed Solomon Elimimian, a 6-foot, 227-pound linebacker from the Canadian Football League. Elimimian was voted as the CFLs hardest hitter in 2011 in player poll conducted by TSN after a season in which he finished with 98 tackles, four sacks and two interceptions playing for the BC Lions. He was named an All-Star and helped the Lions win the Grey Cup.
Elimimian is the third player signed out of Canada in the past four years. The Vikings signed Elimimians former teammate and fellow Ghahremani client, receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux, last season. Backup linebacker Kenny Onatolu, signed out of Canada in 2008, has been a key special teams player for Minnesota.
Elimimian, 25, was undrafted in 2009 out of Hawaii where he finished as the schools all-time leading tackler with 434 tackles...