Minnesota Vikings workout a handful of CFL players

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The Minnesota Vikings held a large CFL workout Friday.

There were a handful of different players in Minneapolis from three-down teams.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats offensive weapon Bralon Addison was present. The 26-year-old snagged 95 balls for 1,236 yards and seven touchdowns plus 36 carries for 218 yards and one major in 2019 on the way to being named a CFL all-star.

Fellow league all-star Reggie Begelton participated. Begelton put up 1,444 yards and 10 touchdowns on 102 catches — earning Calgary’s Most Outstanding Player award. His first two years with the Stampeders combined the 26-year-old caught 47 balls for 792 yards and two majors.

Montreal Alouettes defensive end Ryan Brown made the trip. The 25-year-old has produced 29 tackles, eight sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception in 31 games over two seasons for the Als. Brown spent training camp with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2017.

Calgary defensive back DaShaun Amos worked out for his second NFL team in December, he was already in Miami. Amos earned West Division all-star status by totalling 42 tackles, eight knockdowns, five interceptions — one returned for a touchdown. The 25-year-old was at New York Giants training camp in 2017 as an undrafted free agent.

Winnipeg defensive back Marcus Sayles took part in his second NFL session as well, adding to the Dolphins. Sayles, who was a West Division all-star, produced his best season as a pro with 64 tackles, three interceptions, three forced fumbles, two defensive touchdowns and one sack.

Ottawa kicker Lewis Ward, the 2018 CFL Most Outstanding Special Teams Player, got his kicks in for the Vikes. Ward has made 92.2 percent of his three-point attempts in 36 CFL games. He’s hit on 94-of-102 tries with a long of 56 yards.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.