Minnesota Vikings waive former CFL receiver Bralon Addison

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Former CFL receiver Bralon Addison has been waived by the Minnesota Vikings.

Addison signed a contract with the Vikings which included $5,000 guaranteed in January after working out for Minnesota, Cleveland and San Francisco last December.

The 26-year-old started 16 games for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2019, ranking among CFL leaders in all major receiving categories, including receptions (fourth – 95), yards (fifth – 1,236) and touchdowns (sixth – seven), as well as targets (sixth – 126). The five-foot-nine, 197-pound native of Missouri City, Texas also added 36 carries for 218 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.

Addison was used in a variety of ways by Ticats offensive coordinator Tommy Condell. It led to Addison being named a CFL all-star for the first time in his career. He was a key piece of an explosive Hamilton offence which helped the Ticats set a single-season franchise record with 15 wins.

After going unselected in the 2016 NFL draft, Denver inked Addison as an undrafted free agent. Chicago signed Addison and he played two games, recording one catch with the Bears. During the spring of 2017, Addison was released and left the windy city.

If no other NFL team picks Addison up during the 24-hour waiver period, he’ll be a free agent.

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