Tyler Holmes, the Toronto Argonauts' first round selection (7th overall) in the 2011 CFL Draft, has signed a contract with the Minnesota Vikings.
The 6'5", 308 lb Ottawa native played college football at Tulsa and was named a Conference USA honourable mention performer for the Golden Hurricane last season.
In 2010, he was named conference offensive player of the year.
The Vikings roster currently has 90 players, including players with connections to Canada. Awaiting Holmes on the roster are Solomon Elimimian and Emmanuel Arceneaux of the Lions, and Eskimos' first-round selection from this year's draft in Austin Pasztor.