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Spielman explains the Vikings' new chain-of-command

If you don't quite understand the Vikings' new power structure, this post is for you. Rick Spielman, as acting general manager, makes the call on free agents and the draft. Head coach Leslie Frazier will handle the coaching staff. However, Spielman is accountable for everything.
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If you don't quite understand the Vikings' new power structure, this post is for you. Rick Spielman, as acting general manager, makes the call on free agents and the draft. Head coach Leslie Frazier will handle the coaching staff. However, Spielman is accountable for everything.

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