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Vikings sign 6-9 Polish lineman

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The Minnesota Vikings signed Babatunde Aiyegbusi, a 6-foot-9, 351-pound offensive lineman from Poland, on Thursday.

Aiyegbusi, 27, has played in Europe the past two years — helping the Wroclaw Giants win the championship in the Polish American Football League and the Dresden Monarchs advance to the semifinals of the German Football League in 2014. He did not play college football.

The native of Olesnica, Poland, would be the fifth Polish-born player to play in the NFL. The others: kicker Rich Szaro (1975-79), kicker Chester Marcol (1972-80), defensive tackle Jason Maniecki (1996-98) and kicker Sebastian Janikowski (2000-present).

Aiyegbusi participated in a pro day at the University of Texas-San Antonio on Monday and tried out for the Vikings on Wednesday.

The Vikings also waived linebacker Justin Anderson and guard Jordan McCray on Thursday.


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