Joe Christensen covered Major League Baseball for 15 years, including three seasons at the Baltimore Sun and eight at the Star Tribune, before switching to the college football beat. He’s a Faribault, Minn., native who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1996. He covered Jim Wacker’s Gophers for the Minnesota Daily and also wrote about USC, UCLA and the Rose Bowl for the Riverside Press-Enterprise before getting this chance to cover football again.
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Adam Weber's NFL negotiations, stalled for nearly five months during the league's lockout, finally got under way Tuesday morning.
By 9 a.m., they were over, and Weber was a Denver Bronco.
"It's really crazy. I had a few good options, and I had to look at them really quickly and make a decision so I can get to work," Weber said. "Teams have different motivations that you have to figure out -- like some are just looking for an extra arm for camp -- but it wasn't hard. When I looked at the Broncos, it was kind of a no-brainer."
He'll be reunited with former Gopher Eric Decker, who caught 200 of his passes in college, with the Broncos. Weber will report to training camp on Wednesday.
More Gopher signings: Fullback Jon Hoese has agreed to a free-agent contract with the Green Bay Packers, while offensive lineman Dominic Alford has joined the Cleveland Browns.
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