Former Vikings CB Jeff Gladney dies at 25

Courtesy: Minnesota VIkingsDALLAS (AP) – Jeff Gladney, a defensive back for the Arizona Cardinals, has died in a car crash in Dallas. He was 25. Gladney’s death was confirmed by the Cardinals and his agent, Brian Overstreet. Gladney played at TCU and was a 2020 first-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings. He was released before the 2021 season after…

Vikings Looking for Best Players Available in this Week’s Draft

General Manager Rick Spielman said he won't necessarily pick based on team need

EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings are slotted with their first pick in the 2019 NFL draft at No. 18 overall. That would be their earliest selection in a draft since 2015 when the Vikes went with cornerback Trae Waynes at No. 11. The next year, Minnesota went with cornerback Mackensie Alexander in the second round and last year took cornerback…

NDSU CB Bridges Excited to Live up to High Expectations

The senior cornerback is embracing his leadership role

For the team’s third spring practice Monday, North Dakota State football wore pads for the first time. The players say it doesn’t just mean the physicality is amplified; the tempo is increased too. The 16 seniors are the roster are leading the charge with what to expect for some of the younger guys just getting into the swing of things….

Vikings Rookie CB Mike Hughes out for Season

Hughes tore his ACL against Arizona

EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings won on Sunday, but the team received bad news Monday regarding rookie cornerback Mike Hughes. Hughes suffered a torn ACL against Arizona and will be out the rest of the season. The 2018 first-round pick forced a fumble and had an interception return for a touchdown in his first six games. It’s a tough blow…

UND DB Harris Itching to Play His First Game Back From Injury

Deion Harris missed all of 2017 with an Achilles injury

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Deion Harris’s love of football was rekindled during his time on the sidelines. Harris missed the entire 2017 season with an injury to his Achilles tendon. In 2016, this year’s preseason second-team All-American picked off five passes and returned three for touchdowns. Now he wants to get back to making big plays for the University of…

EXCLUSIVE: KVRR Sits Down with Vikings First-Round Draft Pick Mike Hughes

Mike Hughes was selected 30th overall in the 2018 draft

EAGAN, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings first-round draft pick Mike Hughes is preparing for his first preseason action as the team heads to Denver. Hughes, a cornerback out of Central Florida, was selected 30th overall. In this sit-down interview with KVRR Sports Director Keith Albertson, Hughes discusses which veterans have taken him under their wing, Categories: KVRR Sports Extra, Top Sports…

Vikings Extend Terence Newman with One-Year Deal

Newman is expected to be the oldest defensive player in the NFL this season

EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that they re-signed cornerback Terence Newman to a one-year deal which will likely make him the oldest defensive player in the League in 2018. Newman spent the previous three years with Vikings, picking off five passes. He has played 15 seasons in his career. Categories: College, Top Sports Headlines Tags: CONTRACT, Cornerback,…

Safety Tre Dempsey with Mixed Feelings after NDSU Pro Day

The former Bison defensive back says he felt good about things, but didn't live up to his expectations.

FARGO, N.D. — Former North Dakota State safety Tre Dempsey has an outside chance of hearing his name called during the NFL Draft. He has been working all offseason to bring those chances up. The defensive back participated at NDSU’s Pro Day on Thursday, but he wasn’t thrilled with the results. “I didn’t meet a lot of my expectations, but…