Vikings Sign Arena League DE

The Vikings signed a defensive end Thursday that made his mark on the Arena Football League earlier this spring. And it didn't hurt that Khreem Smith knew the defensive line coach and defensive tackle Kevin Williams from his days at Oklahoma State.

The Minnesota Vikings signed free agent defensive end Khreem Smith Thursday. The Vikings worked out Smith in front of coaches and scouts Wednesday.

Smith starred for the Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League in 2006, leading the team with 10 tackles for a loss and eight sacks. He helped the Rush upset the Orlando Predators 69-61 for the Arena Bowl XX championship.

Smith, who played at Oklahoma State, rejoins former Cowboys defensive line coach Karl Dunbar and former teammate Kevin Williams with the Vikings.

Smith, who was 6-foot-3, 250 pounds entering the 2004 NFL Draft, also played at Garden City Community College. He posted 37 tackles, 10 tackles-for-loss and three sacks as a senior at Oklahoma State and 24 tackles, including for losses, and one sack his junior season.

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