Vikings sign offensive tackle Aiyegbusi

After signing with the Vikings, Babatunde Aiyegbusi becomes the fifth native Polish player to play in the NFL.

The Minnesota Vikings announced the signing of 6-foot-9, 351-pound offensive tackle Babatunde Aiyegbusi (bah-BUH-tune-day ah-YEG-boo-see) on Thursday.

The 27-year-old tackle is a native of Olesnica, Poland and did not play any college football. Instead, he earned his experience playing for the Dresden Monarchs of the German Football League in 2014 and the Wroclaw Giants of the Polish Football League in 2013.

The Vikings hosted Aiyegbusi for a visit on Wednesday, just two days after he competed in a pro day at the University of Texas-San Antonio.

Aiyegbusi becomes the fifth Polish-born player to play in the NFL, joining defensive tackle Jason Maniecki and three kickers – Rich Szaro, Chester Marcol, and Sebastian Janikowski.

Along with the addition of Aiyegbusi, the Vikings also announced that they waived linebacker Justin Anderson and offensive guard Jordan McCray.


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