You know, I like this off-season activity from the Vikings so far. Not only does it make for easy writing, but it looks like they're actually taking fliers on some pretty talented guys that they can get on the cheap.
According to Adam Caplan of Fox Sports, the Vikings are now looking at another Canadian Football League standout, this time on the defensive side of the football. Minnesota is rumored to be in the chase for defensive end Phillip Hunt of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Hunt, who played his college ball at the University of Houston, was in training camp with the Cleveland Browns in 2009, but was released during the pre-season. He then went north to sign with Winnipeg, and has been there for the last two seasons. In fact, he led the entire CFL in sacks this season with 16.
Again, good move by the Vikings. . .he's obviously got some pass rushing skills, and with the status of both Ray Edwards and Brian Robison uncertain at this point in time, they could use a little bit of insurance at the defensive end position. Maybe he'll work out as well as Cameron Wake. . .you know, the guy that the Miami Dolphins signed after he was a two-time CFL Defensive Player of the Year that had 14 sacks this season and got himself into the Pro Bowl.
Hunt has worked out for several teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, and Houston Texans. According to Caplan's article, the Vikings also worked out six other CFL players, but those players aren't listed anywhere in the article.