On Friday, the Minnesota Vikings reportedly added a player to their roster at a position that looks to be in flex this off-season.
The team has reportedly signed wide receiver Terrell Sinkfield, who played his college ball at Northern Iowa but has played the past couple of seasons in the Canadian Football League, most recently with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
After going undrafted in 2013, Sinkfield spent time on four different NFL practice squads. . .the Miami Dolphins, the Green Bay Packers, the Buffalo Bills, and the New York Giants. . .before making his way to Canada. He started out with the Toronto Argonauts, but was released and made his way to Hamilton.
The 6', 200-pound Sinkfield had a pretty solid year in the pass-happy CFL in 2015, catching 69 passes for 1,030 yards and six scores. Oh, and he's fast. How fast? Well, he didn't get an invite to the NFL Scouting Combine in 2013, but he did participate in the Pro Day for the University of Minnesota, and had his 40-yard dash timed at 4.19 seconds.
That's four-point-one-nine. Here's video proof.
For the record, the fastest 40-yard dash officially recorded at the NFL Combine is 4.24 seconds.
Sinkfield is one of a couple of CFL players that the Vikings have brought aboard in recent years. A few years ago, they tried another CFL receiver, Emmanuel Arceneaux (who, incidentally, was fourth in the CFL in receiving yardage this past season). Last season, linebacker Brian Peters was on the team and made a favorable impression in the pre-season, but was signed off the practice squad by the Houston Texans.
With a wide receiver position that has a lot of question marks going into the offseason, it certainly doesn't hurt the Vikings to bring a guy like Sinkfield in. Hopefully that speed will translate into something good for the purple.