Riders’ receiver Kian Schaffer-Baker works out for Minnesota Vikings

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Saskatchewan Roughriders’ receiver Kian Schaffer-Baker worked out for the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, per source.

The six-foot-four, 205-pound target made 68 receptions for 960 yards and five touchdowns this past season over 18 starts at wide receiver and slotback. He led the team in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns and was the second-most productive Canadian receiver league-wide behind only Kurleigh Gittens Jr. of the Toronto Argonauts.

The native of Mississauga, Ont. was a fourth-round pick out of the University of Guelph in the 2020 CFL Draft. He made an immediate impact as a rookie, recording 47 catches for 563 yards and two touchdowns over 12 games.

Schaffer-Baker remains under contract for 2023 but is permitted to pursue opportunities south of the border via the league’s NFL window. He is scheduled to become a CFL free agent in February 2024.

The Vikings have already clinched first place in the NFC North with an 11-3 record. The club defeated the Indianapolis Colts this past weekend by a score of 39-36 in overtime, overcoming a 33-0 halftime deficit. The win set a new NFL record for the largest comeback in league history.

Schaffer-Baker has also worked out for the Jacksonville JaguarsPittsburgh SteelersIndianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Las Vegas Raiders.

John Hodge is a Canadian football reporter based in Winnipeg.