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Vikings Pillage the CFL

Emmanuel Arceneaux

The Vikings have signed Emmanuel Arceneaux as a wide receiver. Are you wondering who the heck he is, like me? Let’s take a look:

Arceneaux was born in Alexandria, LA in September 1987. He attended Alcorn State, where he actually had a GPA to write home about and was the president of the student-athlete advisory committee.

Signed by the BC Lions of the CFL in 2009 as a free agent, Arceneaux was named a member of the active roster after emerging from training camp. He started all 36 games since joining the BC Lions and in 2010, posted 1,114 receiving yards on 67 catches. He averaged 16.6 yards per catch and scored 5 TDs in the regular season.

Here’s a video that PurpleKoolaid28 shared via Twitter:

These highlights make me thankful for the superior broadcasting enjoyed by NFL fans everywhere.

You can follow him on Twitter: @Eman_Arceneaux

What are the implications of this signing? Potentially, none. There’s no assurance that Arceneaux will even make the 53 man roster. He might not even make the practice squad. Nevertheless, I think this signing is interesting in light of the fact that Sidney Rice will likely be an unrestricted free-agent (unless the CBA changes significantly) and I think we all know Bernard Berrian was worthless this year. Could be that Coach Frazier is creating competition for OTAs or may be looking for leverage with Rice. Time will tell.

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