Former Hamilton Tiger-Cats and B.C. Lions receiver Terrell Sinkfield, who at one point looked set to return to the Ticats, has signed with the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings as a defensive back.
We have signed WR Mitch Mathews, CB Terrell Sinkfield and TE Nick Truesdell.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) March 30, 2017
On Feb. 15, shortly after becoming a CFL free agent, Sinkfield sent out a Tweet that seemed to indicate that he was coming back to Hamilton if he couldn’t find an NFL opportunity.
Lord willing if it ain’t the shield it gotta be a 🐯👀
— Terrell Sinkfield Jr (@Solo_Sink2) February 16, 2017
Within the last few weeks, however, reports have surfaced that Sinkfield was trying to make an NFL club as a defensive back.
This the second straight off-season that Sinkfield, a Minnesota native, has signed with the Vikings. He was inked to futures deal last January but cut on Aug. 30, paving the way for his return to the CFL. He signed with the B.C. Lions and recorded 16 catches for 297 yards and three touchdowns in seven games last season.
The 26-year-old’s best season came as a Ticat in 2015 when he was 1,000 yard receiver with 69 catches and six touchdowns in 15 games.