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Legendary Green Bay Packers Quarterback, Bart Starr, Dead at 85

Starr led Green Bay to six division titles

GREEN BAY, WI — Bart Starr, the Green Bay Packers quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi’s powerhouse teams of the 1960s, has died. He was 85. The Packers announced Sunday that Starr had died, citing his family. He had been in failing health since suffering two strokes and a heart attack in 2014. Starr led Green Bay to six division titles,…

Former NDSU Wideout Shepherd Signed By Green Bay Packers

Packers signed Shepherd after Rookie Mini-Camp

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Former North Dakota State receiver Darrius Shepherd did not hear his name called in seven rounds of the NFL Draft, however, Shepherd did receive a mini camp invite with the Green Bay Packers in the hours following. He impressed and Monday was signed to a contract. The Packers had two roster spots open to fill after…

Viking’s Smith Admires Barr’s Choice to Stay

Barr Turned down a $75 million deal with the Jets to remain a Viking

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Harrison Smith has played for the Vikings since being drafted by the team in 2012. During that time, the safety has emerged as one of the leaders of Minnesota’s defense. He has shared the field with plenty of talented teammates over that time, including Anthony Barr. Barr made headlines during free agency after backing out on a deal…

Cook Returns Healthy to Vikings after Injury-Filled Seasons

The Running Back enters his third season with Minnesota

EAGAN, Minn. — Since being drafted by the Vikings in the second round in 2017, Dalvin Cook has played in just 15 NFL games. The running back has been plagued with knee and hamstring injuries over the course of his first two seasons which have kept him sidelined for the majority of his career. Cook says he’s fully healthy entering…

Griffen Excited for Another Year with Vikings

This will be the Pro Bowler's tenth season with the team

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — As the Minnesota Vikings return for workouts, few are happier to be back than Everson Griffen. The defensive end had a difficult year in 2018. Forced to step away from the team to deal with mental health issues, the pro-bowler missed five games last season. He returns for another year with the Vikings after both sides agreed to…

Adam Thielen Signs Contract Extension with Vikings

Thielen is set to make at least $64M over the next four seasons

  EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings announced Friday wide receiver Adam Thielen was signed to a four-year contract extension worth $64 million. According to Thielen’s agency, he could make as much as $73 million with incentives. The Detroit Lakes native is coming off his second consecutive Pro Bowl season. He caught 113 passes for 1,373 yards in what was…

Former UND Running Backs Participate in Pro Day

John Santiago and Brady Oliveira went to work in front of NFL Scouts

FARGO, N.D. — Former UND standouts John Santiago and Brady Oliveira are done with their collegiate careers, but they are still hoping to keep the playing careers alive. They are getting ready for the NFL draft. Both had their chance to show off in front of NFL scouts at their pro day on Thursday. It was a special day for the…

Deion Harris Makes the Most of His Time at Pro Day

The UND Corner Back participated in drills today at NDSU

FARGO, N.D. — UND Football gave some of its players one last chance to prove why they deserve a spot at the next level when the team held its Pro Day at NDSU. Cornerback Deion Harris was one of the five Fighting Hawks to participate in drills in front of the 22 professional-team scouts in attendance. Harris was once a…

Vikings fire offensive coordinator John DeFilippo

EAGAN, Minn. (FOX 9) – The Minnesota Vikings fired offensive coordinator John DeFilippo Tuesday. DeFilippo was let go following Monday night’s 21-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Quarterback coachKevin Stefanski has been named interim offensive coordinator and will handle play-calling duties for the near future, the Vikings said. The Vikings were shut out Monday until Kirk Cousins found Dalvin Cook for a 6-yard touchdown pass with 1:10 left in regulation…

Choice Bank Donates $300,000 to the Thielen Foundation

MINNEAPOLIS – Choice Bank donates $300,000 dollars to Vikings Wide Receiver and Detroit Lakes native Adam Thielen’s newly launched Thielen Foundation. The non–profit is dedicated to helping people overcome adversity to achieve their full potential. The donation is part of the North Dakota–based bank’s People First commitment. Thielen and Choice Bank are matching all donations to a Pledge It campaign. It…