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Minnesota Vikings Sign Running Back C.J. Ham

Shockingly, no pictures of C.J. Ham. So, here's Mike Zimmer.
Shockingly, no pictures of C.J. Ham. So, here's Mike Zimmer.
Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

I hear a lot of the younger set these days talking about how someone or something is about to "go HAM." I'm old, so I have no idea what that means, but the Minnesota Vikings appear to have already gone Ham.

The Vikings announced on Tuesday afternoon that they have signed running back C.J. Ham. He played his college ball for the Vikings. . .of course, that would be the Vikings of Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Ham participated in last weekend's rookie mini-camp, and apparently the team liked what they saw.

Ham, who grew up in Duluth, led the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference in rushing last season, putting up 1,097 yards and 16 touchdowns. He was named second-team All-Conference for his efforts. (You'd think the leading rusher in the conference would be first-team, but what do I know?) That info comes from Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

To make room for Ham on the 90-man roster, the Vikings released safety John Lowdermilk. Lowdermilk, the son of former Vikings' center Kirk Lowdermilk, spent part of last season on Minnesota's practice squad.

Welcome to Minnesota, C.J. Ham!