Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Vikings Coach Gets New Deal

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Vikings Coach Gets New Deal

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After leading the Vikings to a surprising playoff berth last season, Leslie Frazier has reached an agreement that will keep him in Minnesota through 2014.

The two sides agreed to the deal this week, two people with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The team was expected to announce the agreement Friday.

Frazier was entering the final year of his deal, and talks of an extension started to become an issue publicly as the Vikings mounted a stunning December run to the playoffs.


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