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The NDSU product will feel right at home wearing green and gold."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDTShareTweetShareSharePackers sign WR Darrius Shepherd after rookie minicamp Jamaal Williams Jersey , per reportTim Heitman-USA TODAY SportsHeading into the team’s rookie minicamp over the weekend, the Green Bay Packers signed several of their draft picks and eleven undrafted free agents. Combined with a few additional recent roster transactions, the Packers’ 90-man roster sat at 88 members in advance of the camp, while 20 players attended minicamp on a tryout basis.One of those two open spots is now accounted for. According to Bill Huber of 247sports, the Packers are signing wide receiver Darrius Shepherd from North Dakota State.Unlike the other wide receivers on the Packers’ roster, Shepherd is a smaller player, reportedly measuring in at 5-foot-10 1/2 and 186 pounds at NDSU’s Pro Day this spring. This makes him the only receiver currently on the roster listed at a height shorter than 6-foot-1 and one of just three receivers under 200 pounds (joining Trevor Davis and Teo Redding).Once the signing is confirmed, Shepherd will join recent Packers signee Billy Turner as NDSU alumni on Green Bay’s roster. The Packers have signed other Bison players in the past, particularly as undrafted free agents. Running back John Crockett spent some time in Green Bay recently as well.Shepherd had an impressive senior season in 2018 White Darnell Savage Jersey , catching 62 passes for 1,065 yards and nine touchdowns, helping lead the Bison to another FCS title — its sixth in the last seven years. Shepherd won the title game’s MVP award, thanks in large part to a pair of third-quarter touchdown receptions from quarterback Easton Stick. The Los Angeles Chargers drafted Stick in the fifth round of this year’s NFL Draft.Shepherd appears to have the build and skill set to play in the slot in Green Bay. Despite his smaller stature, he is not a particularly fast or quick player (4.61 forty, 7.13 3-cone), requiring him to win with savvy route-running. However, he also has experience as a punt returner, averaging 15.6 yards per return on 19 attempts as a senior.Keep an eye on Shepherd throughout OTAs and minicamp this spring as he likely fights to earn a spot on the Packers’ practice squad. CHICAGO 鈥斅燤itchell Trubisky聽threw for two touchdowns Kenny Clark Jersey ,聽Eddie Jackson聽ended聽Aaron Rodgers’ NFL-record streak without an interception and the聽Chicago Bears聽clinched the NFC North with a 24-17 victory over the聽Green Bay Packers聽on Sunday.Packers CoveragePackers at Bears to open 2019 scheduleTop Tweets: Brewers make hilarious ‘Mean Girls’ parody videoMatthews signs with Rams after 10 years with PackersPackers re-sign tight end Marcedes LewisTop Tweets: Nikola Mirotic loves being a Milwaukee BuckGrades for Packers early moves in 2019 NFL free agencyPackers make big splash in free agencyPackers’ Gutekunst making free agency pretty funPackers clear cap space, release LB Nick PerryFree-agent frenzy: DE Smith, S Amos, OL Turner to sign with PackersThe Bears (10-4) secured their first playoff appearance since the 2010 team won the NFC North, and clinching with a rare victory over their heated rivals made it all the more sweet.The loss coupled with Minnesota’s 41-17 victory over Miami keeps the Packers out of the postseason for the second year in a row.Chicago had dropped nine of 10 against Green Bay (5-8-1). But the Bears secured their first trip to the playoffs in eight years with their seventh win in eight games.For a team that came into the season with four straight last-place finishes, it’s quite a turnaround. But with the hiring of coach Matt Nagy and trade for聽Khalil Mack聽in a busy offseason, the Bears made a huge jump.“We’ve accomplished a lot,” Trubisky said. “But I think I’m most proud of just the type of guy that we have in our locker room, the culture that we’ve kind of created. We know that nobody really believed in us on the outside in the preseason 鈥?or even throughout the season. But we knew what type of team we had. And we knew we were just gonna keep getting better every single week.”Trubisky gave them a 21-14 lead early in the fourth quarter with a 13-yard pass to聽Trey Burton聽in the left side of the end zone.After stopping the Packers Ka'dar Hollman Green Bay Packers Jersey ,聽Tarik Cohen聽returned a punt 44 yards to the 15. But he stepped out of bounds a yard short on a third-and-5 at the 10 when he easily could have gotten the first down.That forced the Bears to settle for a field goal by聽Cody Parkey, making it 24-14 with 6:43 remaining.The Packers then drove to the 9, but on third down, Jackson picked off Rodgers, ending his streak at 402 passes.The throw over the middle was intended for聽Jimmy Graham聽near the goal line. But the ball got tipped to Jackson, who had to be helped off the field with a sprained right ankle after his leg bent awkwardly as he tried to slide on the return. The interception was his sixth of the season.Mason Crosby聽kicked a field goal in the closing seconds to make it a seven-point game. But Chicago recovered the onside kick.The Packers are 1-1 since offensive coordinator Joe Philbin replaced fired coach Mike McCarthy on an interim basis.“The expectation is competing for championships,” Rodgers said. “It’s a good football team. But like I told some of the guys, I look forward to the battles over the years. I like our chances in this division moving forward.”Mack had 2陆 sacks and聽Leonard Floyd聽added two. The defense came through with another strong effort after the Monsters of the Midway shut down聽Jared Goff聽and the NFC West champion聽Los Angeles Rams聽the previous week.Trubisky was 20 of 28 for 235 yards with a 120.4 rating. It was a big improvement over the previous week when he matched a career high with three interceptions after missing back-to-back games because of a right shoulder injury.Cohen caught a touchdown pass.聽Jordan Howard聽ran for a TD, and the Bears improved to 7-1 at home for the first time since 2005.“Understanding situational football Justin McCray Jersey , understanding what we were going against,” Mack said. “Guys grinded, gritted it out, especially toward the end. We just want to keep this feeling going.”Rodgers said his groin tightened on him throwing a desperation pass at the end of the first half. He finished 25 of 42 for 274 yards with his second interception of the season and failed to throw a touchdown for the first time this year.Davante Adams聽had eight receptions for 119 yards.The Packers fell to 0-7 on the road with their ninth straight loss away from home, and their eight-game win streak at Soldier Field, counting the postseason, came to an end.INJURIES:Packers: RT聽Bryan Bulaga聽(knee) missed his second game in a row, while DL聽Kenny Clark聽sat out with an elbow injury. … RB聽Aaron Jones聽left the game with a knee injury in the first quarter. … WR聽Randall Cobb聽was evaluated for a concussion following a hard hit by Jackson late in the game.Bears: LB聽Aaron Lynch聽left with an elbow injury in the third quarter. He walked off the field clutching his right arm after he was hurt fighting a block on a run by聽Jamaal Williams.UP NEXTPackers: Visit New York Jets on Dec. 23.Bears: Visit San Francisco on Dec. 23.