Deal keeps Jim Kleinsasser with Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings presented tight-end Jim Kleinsasser with a new deal that will keep him in purple, the Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press reported.
The Star Tribune said that the deal is three-year $9 million contract while the Pioneer Press reported that it was a two-year $6 million deal.
Kleinsasser was drafted out of the University of North Dakota in 1999 by the Vikings.
The deal will bring back one of the elite blocking tight-ends in the league for his 11th season.
With 164 career receptions to go along with 1,466 yards, Kleinsasser isn't know for his catching. His blocking abilities are a valuable asset to a team that depends on its running game.
NFL free agency started Friday morning and Kleinsasser received multiple offers from teams.
Pioneer Press: http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_11801611