Minnesota Vikings look into adding the CFL’s leading tackler

(Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images) Alex Singleton
(Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images) Alex Singleton /

Last Friday, linebacker Alex Singleton of the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders participated in a workout for the Minnesota Vikings.

A week ago, the Minnesota Vikings took a closer look at CFL quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell. Well apparently, the Vikings checked out another CFL prospect as well last week.

Linebacker Alex Singleton, Mitchell’s teammate with the Calgary Stampeders this season, reportedly worked out for Minnesota last Friday according to the Calgary Sun. For the Stampeders in 2018, Singleton led the league in tackles and was named a CFL All-Star.

The Vikings are one of a handful of NFL teams that have shown interest in the 25-year-old linebacker over the last few weeks.

Prior to getting drafted in the first round of the 2016 CFL Draft, Singleton was actually a member of Minnesota’s roster for a brief period.

As a rookie out of Montana State, the young linebacker was signed to the Vikings’ practice squad in December of 2015. A few months later, Minnesota decided to part ways with Singleton.

As of Tuesday, the Vikings have not yet agreed to a deal with the linebacker. It’s possible that Minnesota could just be waiting for the season to end before attempting to add Singleton to the roster.

He would certainly be an interesting pickup for the Vikings if the two sides were able to agree to a contract. Especially if Minnesota decides to let linebacker Anthony Barr test the free agency waters during the offseason.

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But for now, this was just an opportunity for the Vikings to check out another talented player from across the border.