Bisons’ DJ Lalama Invited to NY Giants Mini-Camp

Bisons’ DJ Lalama Invited to NY Giants Mini-Camp

Manitoba Bisons - UBC Thunderbirds
Manitoba Bisons’ DJ Lalama (25) and Kienan LaFrance (27) celebrate a 1st Quarter TD against the UBC Thunderbirds on Saturday, September 20, 2014. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Manitoba Bison linebacker DJ Lalama has been invited to the New York Giants rookie mini-camp.

The 22-year-old Winnipeg native was a co-captain for the first time with the Bisons in 2015 and tied for 15th in the conference with 36 total tackles (27 solo) and tied for fifth with 5.5 tackles for losses. He played in six of eight conference regular season games.

“Just blessed and thankful for the opportunity to show out in front of the Giants staff. I’m excited for the weekend and looking forward to representing the Bison gang during NFL rookie mini camp,” Lalama said.

Lalama is the third Bison player to be invited to a NFL rookie mini-camp in the last two seasons. Running back/kick returner Nic Demski went to the Cleveland Browns camp in 2015 and defensive lineman Evan Gill was invited (but did not participate due to injury) to the New York Giants camp in 2015.

Bison defensive lineman David Onyemata was selected in the 2016 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints this past weekend.

The Giants’ mini-camp runs from May 6-7.