Vikings tight end Jim Kleinsasser confirmed today that he will retire at the end of the season. Kleinsasser, in his 13th season with the Vikings, was a second round draft pick from North Dakota in 1999. He started his career with Minnesota as a fullback before becoming one of the league's top blocking tight ends.
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After 13 years with Vikes, retiring Kleinsasser says he's 'blessed'
Tight end Jim Kleinsasser wrapped up a 13-year career with Minnesota Sunday in the Vikings' 17-13 loss to the Chicago Bears. Afterwards, he told reporters he felt "like the most blessed man in the world."
Vikings plan to send Kleinsasser out 'the right way'
Coach Leslie Frazier says there’s a plan in place Sunday to honor tight end Jim Kleinsasser, who is retiring after 13 years with the Vikings. Frazier says if Minnesota is on the Bears’ one-yard-line, Chicago will have to figure out how to stop No. 40.
After 13-years with the Vikings, Jim Kleinsasser finally gets the spotlight
It's not often that a 13-year NFL veteran with six career touchdowns has the spotlight on him, but that's exactly what Jim Kleinsasser will have in his final NFL game this Sunday. Kleinsasser says he's sure he will get emotional on the field at some point, and that leaving the locker room for the last time will be "tough." However, the 34-year old is glad he's "walking away" with his head and legs intact.
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Vikings still have something to play for Sunday
Fox Sports North says there are a few storylines that will keep the season finale against the Chicago Bears interesting. It's Jim Kleinsasser's final game, Jared Allen has an outside chance for a sack record, and Christian Ponder tries to end his year with a victory.
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