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Vikings hire Cincinnati's Mike Zimmer as head coach
Vikings hire Cincinnati's Mike Zimmer as head coach

The Minnesota Vikings have hired Cincinnati Bengals' defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer as their head coach, according to a person with knowledge of the process who spoke Wednesday to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Zimmer's contract had not been completed and the team had not announced the hiring. News of the decision emerged early in the day, but the Vikings held off on publicizing it. Zimmer, who has been an NFL defensive coordinator for 14 seasons, spent six of those with Cincinnati. The Bengals were third in the league in yards allowed and fifth in points against this season, though they lost in the first round of the playoffs for the third straight year....

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