Vikings sign ex-Gophers, CFL linebacker Lawrence

The Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings have signed linebacker Simoni Lawrence from the Canadian Football League.

The team announced the move on Tuesday.

Lawrence played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last season in the CFL, his second in the league.

The 25-year-old spent his past two amateur seasons at Minnesota, a junior-college signing under then-coach Tim Brewster. Lawrence has been in NFL training camps before, but he has never appeared in a game. He has also played in the United Football League.

---

AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org

Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Hockey
Sorry you didn't like this comment. Please provide a reason below.

Are you sure?
Rating failed. Try again.
Request failed. Try again.
We will promote constructive and witty comments to the top, so everyone sees them!
Sorry, we can’t load comments right now. Try again.
    • Flick steps down as head of German DFB

      Hansi Flick, Germany's assistant coach when they won the 2014 World Cup, stepped down from his role as the football association's (DFB) sports director on Monday. "I have spent a successful but also intense 10 years at the DFB," Flick said in a … More »

      Reuters - 5 minutes ago
    • Flick steps down as head of German DFB

      Flick steps down as head of German DFB

      Hansi Flick, Germany's assistant coach when they won the 2014 World Cup, stepped down from his role as the football association's (DFB) sports director on Monday. "I have spent a successful but also intense 10 years at the DFB," Flick said in a … More »

      Reuters - 5 minutes ago
    • HIGHLIGHTS-Tennis-Day one at the Australian Open

      Latest news from the opening day of the Australian Open tennis championships on Monday (all times GMT): 1030 KYRGIOS WILL NOT LET KNEE PROBLEM DETER TITLE PROSPECTS "Definitely, definitely. The quicker you can get it done, the better it is for … More »

      Reuters - 7 minutes ago
    • Murray, Kerber win their 1st major matches as top seeds

      Murray, Kerber win their 1st major matches as top seeds

      In his first Grand Slam match with the elevated status of having a knighthood and the No. 1 ranking, Andy Murray berated himself when he made mistakes and frequently yelled during a 7-5, 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Illya Marchenko. Angelique Kerber, who … More »

      AP - Sports - 4 minutes 52 seconds ago
    • Top seed Kerber overcomes nerves, Tsurenko to advance

      Top seed Kerber overcomes nerves, Tsurenko to advance

      Defending champion and top seed Angelique Kerber battled her nerves and faltered badly with victory in sight before finally overcoming Lesia Tsurenko 6-2 5-7 6-2 to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Monday. Once she found her range, … More »

      Reuters - 23 minutes ago