Vikings sign LB Peters from CFL

Brian Peters also played four years at Northwestern where he started 34 of 52 games and ranks third in school history with 12 interceptions.

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The Minnesota Vikings are holding true to their search for finding talent anywhere.

Minnesota signed linebacker Brian Peters Monday. Peters, 26, played the last two seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Canadian Football League.

At his season-ending press conference, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said the team would look far and wide to add talent and mentioned the CFL. Previously, Minnesota signed cornerback Jalil Carter from the CFL and defensive end Leon Mackey from the Arena Football League.

Peters also played in the AFL, competing for the Iowa Barnstormers in 2012 following four years at Northwestern where he started 34 of 52 games and ranks third in school history with 12 interceptions.

Last season with Saskatchewan, Peters had 78 tackles, three sacks, one forced fumble and two interceptions.

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