The Vikings have brought in wide receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux (pronounced AR-sen-oh), formerly of the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League. Arceneaux played his college ball with Steve McNair's alma mater, Alcorn State University, and went undrafted in 2009. He played the 2009 and 2010 seasons with the Lions.
Over the course of the last two seasons, the 6'2", 210-pound Arceneaux has done a pretty outstanding job for the Lions. In 36 regular season games. . .the CFL regular season is 18 games long. . .he has caught 130 passes for 1,972 yards and 12 touchdowns, and an additional 17 catches for 269 yards and a touchdown in three CFL playoff games.
Gotta give the Vikings credit for staying active this off-season. . .with the CBA being in limbo and the labor situation throwing a potential monkey wrench into NFL free agency, I think it's great that the team is tapping into other sources to bring in talent to at least compete for roster spots. On a 6-10 football team, there shouldn't be very many people on the roster that have a great deal of job security, and Leslie Frazier is putting a lot of people on notice, in my opinion. Players like Adrian Awasom and now Arceneaux obviously have talent. . .wouldn't think the Vikings would bring them in if they didn't. . .and will be given a chance to compete with the more established "talent" on the Vikings' roster for NFL jobs.