Fresh off being a major contributor for the BC Lions of the CFL in their championship winning season in 2011, linebacker Elimimian Solomon signed a two-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings Tuesday.
After going undrafted in 2008, the Buffalo Bills signed Solomon. Solomon’s only NFL experience on the field was during the preseason of 2009, as he participated in two contests. In September of 2009, Solomon was released. Later that year, the University of Hawaii grad joined the Lions and made an instant impact.
Standing 6’0,” 227 lbs., Solomon was labeled as being undersize for a linebacker. When Solomon took his talents to the Lions, he dismiss any doubt about his heart and his ability to play football professionally.
Solomon was named CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie in 2010, as he registered 77 tackles and five sacks. Last season, Solomon top his rookie campaign with 98 tackles, four sacks and two interceptions.
Hopefully, Solomon can translate his CFL numbers to the NFL level as he should be a great addition alongside with All-Pro defensive end Jared Allen and linebacker E. J. Henderson to help a defense that allowed 28.1 points per outing, second worst in the league for the 2011 season.