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Kleinsasser likely retiring?

Jim Kleinsasser may be down to his final two games with the Minnesota Vikings. The tight end is in 13th season with the Vikings, and Visanthe Shiancoe believes it will be Kleinsasser's last.
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Jim Kleinsasser may be down to his final two games with the Minnesota Vikings. The tight end is in 13th season with the Vikings, and Visanthe Shiancoe believes it will be Kleinsasser's last.

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