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Published April 29, 2012, 08:57 PM

Former Bison runningback is invited to Redskins rookie minicamp

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- DJ Mcnorton told me when he didn't recognize the in-coming number on his cell phone this morning, he was already smiling.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- DJ Mcnorton told me when he didn't recognize the in-coming number on his cell phone this morning, he was already smiling. That's because the Washington Redskins were on the other line, ready to invite the former Bison Runningback to the team's rookie minicamp.

McNorton's call came less than 24 hours after Tight End Matt Veldman

signed a free agent contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

McNorton hopes to land his own contract next weekend. The Texas native rushing for over 1,000 yards and 13 touchdowns his senior season. He finished his Bison career just 35 yards shy of 3,000, putting him 6th on the all-time list.

McNorton hopes to impress the Redskins who ranked 25th last year in rushing.

McNorton said the only thing that would prevent him from going to Redskins camp next weekend is if he was signed by a different team.

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