WEDNESDAY, 4:09pm: Lawrence’s deal with the Vikings includes a $10K signing bonus and is for three years, tweets Brian McIntyre.
TUESDAY, 2:25pm: The Vikings have signed linebacker Simoni Lawrence to a contract, the team announced today (Twitter link). TSN.ca’s Matthew Scianitti had reported yesterday (via Twitter) that the CFLer would ink a deal with Minnesota.
Lawrence, who played his college ball at Minnesota, went undrafted in 2010. While he has signed with several NFL teams since then, including the Rams, Bears, and Buccaneers, he has yet to appear in an NFL game. Most recently, the 25-year-old linebacker played for the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats, recording 52 tackles, three interceptions, and three forced fumbles during the 2013 season.
Terms of Lawrence’s deal weren’t disclosed, but it figures to be a reserve/futures contract, a type of deal that we explained in greater detail yesterday.