GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Al Harris didn't know how a ceremonial retirement was supposed to work. All that mattered to the Green Bay Packers two-time Pro Bowl cornerback was that he was able to say he retired as a Packer, which he did Thursday.
SUPERIOR (KQDS Fox 21) Superior native and Hall of Fame former Vikings head coach Bud Grant returned to his hometown today as part of the National Football League’s “Hometown Hall of Famers” program.
DULUTH (KQDS FOX 21) The UMD football team held its annual spring game on Friday but thanks to the snowy spring, practice continued through this evening at Malosky Stadium.
The Bulldogs finished 10 and 2 last year with a tough overtime defeat at Missouri Western State.
GREEN BAY (Green Bay Packers) Former cornerback Al Harris, who played seven seasons (2003-09) in Green Bay, has informed the club of his decision to retire with the Packers.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings stocked up on defense during the draft.
They still have two major unanswered questions, however.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have signed a pair of veteran free agents, cornerback Jacob Lacey and defensive end Lawrence Jackson.The deals were done on Monday. The Vikings also waived punter T.J. Conley.
DULUTH - UMD's Garth Heikkinen knew he had an outside chance of being picked in the NFL Draft. Nevertheless, Heikkinen's Saturday could be best described as disappointing.Not only had the Duluth Central grad not been drafted, he wasn't offered a free agent contract.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers selected Grand Valley State wide receiver Charles Johnson with the 216th pick, Maryland wide receiver Kevin Dorsey with the 224th pick and South Florida linebacker Sam Barrington with the 232nd pick in the seventh round of the NFL draft.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have taken Florida State defensive tackle Everett Dawkins with the 229th overall selection in the seventh round.Dawkins is a teammate of Vikings first-round draft pick Xavier Rhodes.