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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Kleinsasser retiring after the season

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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