Skip to main content

Gophers' Cockran, Badgers' Stave among 10 signed by Vikings

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Former Gophers defensive end Theiren Cockran and former Wisconsin Badgers starting quarterback Joel Stave were among 10 undrafted free agents signed by the Vikings on Monday.

  • Keith Baxter - CB - Marshall
  • Kyle Carter - TE - Penn State
  • Theiren Cockran - DE - Minnesota
  • Jake Ganus - LB - Georgia
  • Marken Michel - WR - UMass-Amherst
  • Denzell Perine - DE - Florida International
  • Jhurell Pressley - RB - New Mexico
  • Eric Rawls - CB - Kentucky State
  • Brandon Ross - RB - Maryland
  • Joel Stave - QB - Wisconsin

There were reports over the weekend that linked Stave to the Vikings, according to FOX Sports. Stave is Wisconsin's all-time winningest quarterback and he threw for 7,635 yards and 48 touchdowns.

In fact, most of the names on the list were leaked over the weekend as free-agent signings to the Vikings.

Next Up

Brave New Comedy Workshop in downtown Minneapolis.

Brave New Workshop cancels shows due to COVID-19 cases

The shows were scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre.

Austin Retterath

Body of missing U of M student found in Mississippi River

Austin Retterath was last seen alive in the morning hours of May 8.

"Love" mural seen in St. Paul.

Summer mural events to bring together community, shine light on MN artists

The 2022 Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival will take place this weekend in St. Paul's Creative Enterprise Zone, with ensuing events happening this summer.


Gallery: Remodeled lakeside home in Prior Lake on market for $2.8M

It offers privacy at the end of a dead-end road fronting onto Lower Prior Lake.

golden valley police department

Carjacking outside ice arena in Golden Valley under investigation

Golden Valley PD confirmed it received a report of a carjacking Monday evening.


Signs that MN Legislature could move to loosen liquor laws

A provision was approved by a legislature committee on Thursday but still awaits a final decision from the House and Senate.

US Bank Stadium

U.S. Bank Stadium looking to hire 400 part-time workers

A hiring fair will be held for the positions.

Screen Shot 2022-05-20 at 8.55.56 AM

Officials looking for man last seen leaving Hudson home

David Mckay, 67, was last seen in Hudson Thursday morning.


'Hyper-contagious' BA.4, BA.5 COVID variants confirmed in MN

Omicron continues to evolve into a more transmissible virus.

covid-19, coronavirus

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, May 20

The latest data shows there are 442 people with COVID hospitalized in Minnesota.