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Former Bison Darrius Shepherd Heading On A New Football Journey

New Jersey Generals drafted him into the USFL

FARGO, N.D — With the seventh pick of the 15th round in the USFL Draft, the New Jersey Generals select Darrius Shepherd. Its a new adventure for former NDSU receiver Darrius Shepherd who goes from playing on NFL  Sunday’s to the spring in a new football league. Since leaving North Dakota State as the all-time leader in receiving yards Darrius…

Minnesota Vikings Introduce New Head Coach O’Connell

Kevin O'Connell introduced as Vikings H.C. Thursday

Photo Courtesy: Minnesota Vikings MINNEAPOLIS — Its a new era in Minnesota for the Vikings as management introduced fans and the media to the franchise’s 10th head coach Kevin O’Connell.. Coming off a super bowl win as the L.A Rams offensive coordinator, O’Connell wants to build a similar system to what has made his former team successful. Taking an offensive…

Report: Colts to Trade or Cut Wentz Once League Year Starts

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — According to ESPN’s Chris Mortenson, the Indianapolis Colts will look to trade or release quarterback Carson Wentz once the new league year begins on March 18th. On that date, Wentz receives a bonus of 6.3 million dollars. The Colts owe 15 of the 50 million the former Bison is set to make this season, however  a trade…

Reports: Vikings Targeting Rams O.C. O’Connell For Head Coach After Harbaugh Says No

Deal can not be finalized until after Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS — Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh interviewed with the Minnesota Vikings for their head coach position and indicated after the meeting he will not take the job. In a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the deal was close to done before Harbaugh reversed course. New Vikings general manger Kwesi Adofo-Mensah had a relationship with Harbaugh as one of his…

Former NDSU TE Babicz Preps For NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Saturday

Babicx will play in front of NFL Scouts at the Rose Bowl

FARGO, N.D — After five years with  North Dakota State football tight end Josh Babicz is on to chase his dreams of playing in the national football league. Certainly leaving his mark both blocking and catching passes 633 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. The two-time FCS  All-American will play in the 10th annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at the granddaddy of…

Vikings Hire Kwesi Adofo-Mansah as General Manager

Previously VP of Play Ops for the Cleveland Browns

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — (Vikings PR) The Minnesota Vikings have named Kwesi Adofo-Mensah (kway-see uh-doe-foe men-suh) as the team’s new general manager. Adofo-Mensah will lead the team’s football operation after spending the past two seasons as the Vice President of Football Operations for the Cleveland Browns. “We are thrilled to welcome Kwesi to the Minnesota Vikings. His unique background, variety of strong…

Vikings WR Jefferson Named All-Pro

Second straight season receiver was named to list

EAGAN, Minn. — Make it back-to-back All-Pro seasons for Justin Jefferson to begin his career. The Vikings wide receiver was named an All-Pro by The Associated Press on Friday, landing a Second-Team spot for the second straight season. Jefferson was joined on the Second Team by Bengals rookie Ja’Marr Chase, who teamed with Jefferson at LSU. Jefferson took the league by storm in 2020,…

Vikings’ Cousins Off COVID List; Starting Sunday Against Chicago

Missed last week's game against Green Bay

MINNEAPOLIS — After missing last week’s game against the Green Bay Packers quarterback Kirk Cousins is off the COVID-reserve list and named the starter for the season finale Sunday against the Chicago Bears. Qb1 becomes the 30th Vikings player to test positive having with mild symptoms. Head coach Mike Zimmer’s greatest fear became a reality not having his starter with…

Kirk Cousins has COVID, he’ll miss Sunday night game against the Packers

Cousins is unvaccinated.

EAGAN, Minn. – The Vikings have placed quarterback Kirk Cousins on the COVID-19 reserve list. The blow comes two days before their most important game of the season at Green Bay. Cousins is unvaccinated. Even if he’s asymptomatic, he wouldn’t be able to return in time to face the Packers. The NFL recently reduced the required quarantine period to five…

John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85

The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85. Madden’s exuberant calls combined with simple explanations provided a weekly soundtrack to NFL games for three decades. The league says he died unexpectedly on Tuesday morning and did not provide a cause. Coaching the renegade Oakland Raiders, Madden compiled a stellar 103-32-7 regular-season record…