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  1. Greenway: Young defenders leading Vikings in right direction

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    Wed, 15 Jun 2016

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    Minnesota. Miles always had a goal to play for one team my whole career follow in the footsteps of the legendary Jim Kleinsasser . North Dakota boy in and UND. Alone so. You know it's a dream come true for me. Now you said it will be your

  2. NFL Week 4 game picks: Packers top Bears; Saints get to 2-2

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    Fri, 26 Sep 2014

    and hope to eke out more points than the other guys. Too bad for them that the output of Toby Gerhart , with his Jim Kleinsasser -esque wiggle, is being measured in feet per carry right now. Oh, and in case you were wondering, the host Chargers

  3. Power Rankings, Week 15: Seahawks hold top spot despite loss

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    Tue, 10 Dec 2013

    performance from Flynn. RANK 18 6-7 CHARGERS The signing of Danny Woodhead elicited about as much excitement as a Jim Kleinsasser touchdown run, but no one can deny his contribution to the Chargers this season. He gained 94 yards from scrimmage

  4. Minnesota Vikings: All-time underrated, overrated players

    Articles

    Thu, 20 Jun 2013

    s, also was a dangerous returner who averaged 19.9 yards per kickoff return. Jim Kleinsasser -- TE, 1999-2011 Grit and versatility enabled Jim Kleinsasser to be a mainstay on Vikings teams for 13 seasons, a span in which the burly-but

  5. Favre, Vikings will face Packers with NFC North lead at stake

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    Thu, 25 Oct 2012

    Tuesday's light practice. Favre did not have his helmet, and neither did left guard Steve Hutchinson or tight end Jim Kleinsasser during the drills that were open to reporters. Also, punt returner Darius Reynaud was not present, having hurt

  6. Vikings lose; Allen just misses NFL sack record

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    Wed, 15 Aug 2012

    345 yards rushing and now has 24 touchdowns over three years in the NFL. That's a full decade less than tight end Jim Kleinsasser , who played his last game after deciding earlier this year to retire. The second-round draft pick in 1999 spent

  7. 2011 NFL Free Agents List

    Articles

    Wed, 15 Aug 2012

    NT; Letroy Guion , DT; E.J. Henderson, LB; Erin Henderson , LB; Tyrell Johnson , DB; Matt Katula, LS; Jim Kleinsasser , TE; Scott Kooistra, T; Jarrad Page, DB; Sage Rosenfels, QB; Benny Sapp, DB; Visanthe Shiancoe, TE New

  8. Vikings sign TE John Carlson to 5-year deal

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    Wed, 15 Aug 2012

    Ponder . Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave figures to feature Rudolph and Carlson in two tight end sets, and with Jim Kleinsasser 's retirement and Visanthe Shiancoe's anticipated departure in free agency, there will be plenty of passes to

  9. 2012 NFL Free Agents List

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    Wed, 15 Aug 2012

    NT; Letroy Guion , DT; E.J. Henderson, LB; Erin Henderson , LB; Tyrell Johnson , DB; Matt Katula, LS; Jim Kleinsasser , TE; Scott Kooistra, T; Jarrad Page, DB; Sage Rosenfels, QB; Benny Sapp, DB; Visanthe Shiancoe, TE New

  10. Vikings, Sage Rosenfels agree to 2-year contract

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    Wed, 15 Aug 2012

    at Iowa State, has been with five NFL teams. The Vikings have 15 other unrestricted free agents, but tight end Jim Kleinsasser has retired and only four of them were starters last year - linebacker E.J. Henderson, linebacker Erin Henderson

  11. Vikings take 2 Arkansas WRs on Day 3 of draft

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    Wed, 15 Aug 2012

    Blanton Jr. in the fifth round. In Ellison, the Vikings may have found a replacement for long-time battering ram Jim Kleinsasser , who retired after last season. Ellison is 6-foot-5 and 251 pounds, with the versatility to catch passes and

  12. Vikings take 2 Arkansas WRs on Day 3 of draft

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    Wed, 15 Aug 2012

    end Trevor Guyton at No. 219. In Ellison, the Vikings may have found a replacement for long-time battering ram Jim Kleinsasser , who retired after last season. Ellison is 6-foot-5 and 251 pounds, with the versatility to catch passes and

  13. Vikings take TE Ellison with 2nd 4th-rounder

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    Wed, 15 Aug 2012

    their second fourth-round selection. The 250-pound Ellison can also play fullback and could be a replacement for Jim Kleinsasser , the long-time Vikings battering ram who retired after the season. Ellison caught 21 passes for 239 yards and

  14. Vikings sign 4th-round draft pick Rhett Ellison

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    Wed, 15 Aug 2012

    selections. He was chosen 128th overall out of USC and could eventually take the place of longtime battering ram Jim Kleinsasser , who retired after last season. The Vikings signed six of their picks Tuesday. First-round selections Matt Kalil

  15. We've got issues: Breaking down NFC free-agency needs

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    Fri, 3 Aug 2012

    agents: UFA -- C Matt Birk, S Michael Boulware, LB Heath Farwell , WR Robert Ferguson, LB Napoleon Harris, TE Jim Kleinsasser , CB Benny Sapp, S Darren Sharper. RFA -- DT Fred Evans , CB Charles Gordon. What worked last year: Defense

  16. Young, Scheffler out for Broncos; Winslow a risk in Week 6

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    Fri, 3 Aug 2012

    LB Erin Henderson (concussion); PROBABLE -- LB Vinny Ciurciu (concussion), DE Ray Edwards (shoulder), TE Jim Kleinsasser (foot), C John Sullivan (knee). Analysis: Berrian and Rice were both limited in Friday's practice, so keep

  17. Hasselbeck, Palmer both declared out; Bush lands on injury report

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    Fri, 3 Aug 2012

    Berrian (knee), LB Erin Henderson (knee), WR Sidney Rice (knee), S Madieu Williams (neck); PROBABLE -- TE Jim Kleinsasser (foot), CB Benny Sapp (hamstring). Analysis: Berrian was limited in Friday's practice, so keep tabs on his

  18. Culpepper moves back into starting role in time for return to Minnesota

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    Thu, 26 Jul 2012

    34-0 loss last week to Green Bay. "I don't know how it's going to be for him," said Minnesota tight end Jim Kleinsasser , who played seven seasons with Culpepper. "We'll see how it goes fan-wise. There's a lot of stuff going

  19. After flawless month, Jackson takes a step back as Vikings QB

    Articles

    Thu, 26 Jul 2012

    Jackson's teammates are confident he will bounce back. "He's been calm in a lot of situations," tight end Jim Kleinsasser said. "He feels more comfortable back there and I think the whole team is feeling a lot more comfortable with each

  20. Vikings drop McMullen, Pinner, 20 others

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    Thu, 26 Jul 2012

    fullback Jeff Dugan also capable of playing tight end, Owens became the odd man out behind Visanthe Shiancoe and Jim Kleinsasser . Two seventh-round draft picks, quarterback Tyler Thigpen and receiver Chandler Williams, were also cut. The

  21. Vikings TE Kleinsasser ready to call it a career after 13 years

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    Thu, 26 Jul 2012

    2011 at 01:22 a.m. Updated: July 26, 2012 at 08:52 p.m. 0 Likes | 0 Comments More Columns > Tight end Jim Kleinsasser , who has been with the Minnesota Vikings since they drafted him in 1999, revealed Thursday that he will retire after

  22. Ponder aims to validate No. 12 pick, hopes to 'start right away'

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    Thu, 26 Jul 2012

    He caught 28 passes for 328 yards and three touchdowns last season. Rudolph joins veterans Visanthe Shiancoe, Jim Kleinsasser and Jeff Dugan as tight ends on the Minnesota roster. At first blush, the Vikings have greater needs at offensive

  23. Ponder would prefer to work out with Vikings teammates

    Articles

    Thu, 26 Jul 2012

    reported Tuesday a group of Vikings veterans, including offensive linemen Steve Hutchinson, John Sullivan and tight end Jim Kleinsasser , are working out together in the Twin Cities four days a week. Ponder is particularly interested in working with

  24. Moss retiring after 13 seasons of highlights, controversy

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    Thu, 26 Jul 2012

    things I've seen him do, I don't think I'll ever see another player do the things he did," Vikings tight end Jim Kleinsasser said. "Great career. Tough to see him not playing because I think he had a lot left out there that he could have

  25. Vikings' Peterson expected to return Thursday

    Articles

    Thu, 26 Jul 2012

    left knee but played against the Lions . Backup safety and special teams player Tyrell Johnson (hip) and tight end Jim Kleinsasser (elbow) were listed on the injury report as limited in Wednesday's workout. Copyright 2011 by The Associated

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