CFL’s leading receiver Brandon Zylstra to sign with Vikings: report

Receiver Brandon Zylstra is set to sign with Minnesota’s NFL team, according to Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

The Vikings are expected to sign coveted CFL receiver Brandon Zylstra, the former star at Concordia-Moorhead and New London-Spicer High School, to a reserve/future contract on Wednesday, a league source told the Star Tribune.

He led the CFL with 1,687 receiving yards on 100 receptions adding five touchdowns in 2017 and was named a 2017 all-star. The 24-year-old broke onto the scene with 508 yards in six games last year.

The future contract means Zylstra will be added to the Vikings’ 90-man offseason roster once the 2018 league year begins in March. The Vikings currently have Jarius Wright, Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs, Laquon Treadwell and Stacy Coley under contract through at least next season.

Zylstra played collegiately at Concordia College in Minnesota totalling 1,932 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns in 29 games adding 25 rushes for 394 yards and five touchdowns along with 39 kick returns for 885 yards with the Cobbers.

When he entered the NFL draft in 2016, Zylstra attended the North Dakota State pro day recording a 4.64 4o-yard dash, 34-inch vertical, 10-foot broad jump and pressed 225 pounds 16 times on the bench. He went undrafted in the NFL and signed with the Eskimos on May 30, 2016.

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