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Vikings Fire Mike Zimmer, Rick Spielman

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The Minnesota Vikings have fired head coach Mike Zimmer and long-time general manager Rick Spielman, according to NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero.

The Vikings failed to make the playoffs again and have decided to move on from Zimmer, 65, who took the reigns in Minnesota for eight seasons, and Spielman, 59, who joined the organization back in 2006 as vice president of player personnel prior to being promoted to general manager in 2012.

The Vikings made the playoffs six times during Spielman’s tenure, highlighted by two NFC Championship appearances in 2009 and 2017.

Zimmer was hired by Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf in 2014 following his tenure as defensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals, from 2008 until 2013.  Zimmer had a 72-56-1 record as Vikings head coach, reaching the playoffs three times and winning two playoff games.

 

 

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