The Minnesota Vikings signed Canadian Football League linebacker Simoni Lawrence.

He played collegiately at Minnesota.

Lawrence, 25, has previous stints with the St. Louis Rams, the Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and has played in the United Football League with the Hartford Colonials and Las Vegas Locomotives.

He has played in the CFL for the Edmonton Eskimos and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

He had 52 tackles and three inteceptions last season.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun