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Jim Kleinsasser

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Tight End

Ht: 6.3 | Wt: 272

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Vikings | Jim Kleinsasser to get goal-line carries

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 20:11:53 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Wednesday, Dec. 28, that FB Jim Kleinsasser will get the ball at the 1-yard line if the team gets down close to the end zone in Week 17.

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Vikings | Jim Kleinsasser to retire

Fri, 23 Dec 2011 06:46:51 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser will retire following the current campaign.

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Vikings | Jim Kleinsasser sets team record

Sun, 18 Dec 2011 23:15:37 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser played in his 197th career game in Week 15 against the New Orleans Saints. That broke a tie with former TE Steve Jordan for the team record for most games played by a tight end.

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Vikings | Jim Kleinsasser to see fewer snaps

Wed, 05 Oct 2011 19:53:00 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser (elbow) has a sore elbow, but he did not appear on the team's injury report Wednesday, Oct. 5. The addition of FB Ryan D'Imperio means Kleinsasser will likely see fewer snaps. "D'Imperio is a natural fullback, so it probably means Jim will have fewer snaps."

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Vikings | Five probable for Week 4

Fri, 30 Sep 2011 13:28:12 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser (elbow), DT Kevin Williams (foot), CBs Asher Allen (toe) and Chris Cook (groin) and SS Tyrell Johnson (hip) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 30, and are listed as probable for Week 4.

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Vikings | Three limited

Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:38:00 -0700

Minnesota Vikings LB E.J. Henderson (knee), S Tyrell Johnson (hip) and TE Jim Kleinsasser (elbow) were limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 29.

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Vikings | Two limited

Wed, 28 Sep 2011 15:11:02 -0700

Minnesota Vikings S Tyrell Johnson (hip) and TE Jim Kleinsasser (elbow) were limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 28.

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Vikings | Jim Kleinsasser could be on roster bubble

Mon, 23 May 2011 10:56:42 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser could be on the roster bubble because of the addition of TE Kyle Rudolph. TE Jeff Dugan could have an edge over Kleinsasser because Dugan can also play fullback.

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Vikings | Three TEs entering last year of contracts

Thu, 21 Apr 2011 10:53:05 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TEs Visanthe Shiancoe, Jim Kleinsasser and Jeff Dugan are entering the final year of their contracts, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com.

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Vikings | Five players probable for Week 7

Fri, 22 Oct 2010 14:54:56 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser (groin), DL Brian Robison (ankle) and Letroy Guion (toe), LB E.J. Henderson (knee) and CB Chris Cook fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 22, according to Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. They are listed as probable for Week 7 and will be able to play.

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Vikings | Seven limited Thursday

Thu, 21 Oct 2010 14:17:45 -0700

Minnesota Vikings CB Chris Cook (knee), OT Ryan Cook (wrist), OT Chris Degeare (ankle), LB E.J. Henderson (knee), TE Jim Kleinsasser (groin), CB Lito Sheppard (hand) and C John Sullivan (calf) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 21.

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Vikings | Three miss practice Wednesday

Wed, 20 Oct 2010 14:31:42 -0700

Minnesota Vikings SS Husain Abdullah (concussion), TE Jim Kleinsasser (groin) and CB Lito Sheppard (hand) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 20.

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Vikings | Four players probable for Week 4

Sat, 03 Oct 2009 12:31:05 -0700

Minnesota Vikings CB Cedric Griffin (hand), E.J. Henderson (shoulder), TE Jim Kleinsasser (hand) and P Chris Kluwe (illness) fully participated in practice Saturday, Oct. 3. They are listed as probable for Week 4.

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Vikings | Three limited Friday, expected to play Week 4

Fri, 02 Oct 2009 18:09:55 -0700

Minnesota Vikings CB Cedric Griffin (hand), TE Jim Kleinsasser (hand) and FB Naufahu Tahi (back) were limited in practice Friday, Oct. 2, and all three are expected to play Week 4.

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Vikings | Six limited in practice Thursday

Thu, 01 Oct 2009 18:38:30 -0700

Minnesota Vikings CB Cedric Griffin (hand) , LB Erin Henderson (calf), LB E.J. Henderson (shoulder), TE Jim Kleinsasser (hand), P Chris Kluwe (illness) and FB Naufahu Tahi (back) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 1.

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Vikings | Williams, Kleinsasser probable for Week 3

Fri, 25 Sep 2009 14:59:16 -0700

Minnesota Vikings FS Madieu Williams (shoulder) and TE Jim Kleinsasser (hand) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 25. They are listed as probable for Week 3 and are expected to play.

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Vikings | Kleinsasser practices in full Wednesday

Wed, 23 Sep 2009 17:55:19 -0700

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser (hand) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 23.

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Vikings | Kleinsasser, Herrera probable for Week 2

Fri, 18 Sep 2009 14:39:05 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser (hand) and OG Anthony Herrera (back) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 18. They are listed as probable for Week 2 and are expected to play.

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Vikings | Kleinsasser practices Thursday

Thu, 17 Sep 2009 15:13:59 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser (hand) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 17. He has not been limited at all this week.

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Vikings | Kleinsasser practices Wednesday

Wed, 16 Sep 2009 14:31:48 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser (hand) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 16.

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Vikings | Kleinsasser probable for Week 1

Fri, 11 Sep 2009 14:32:22 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser (hand) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 11. He is listed as probable for the team's Week 1 game and is expected to play.

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Vikings | Kleinsasser practicing Friday

Fri, 11 Sep 2009 09:56:25 -0700

Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser (hand) is participating at the start of practice Friday, Sept. 11.

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Vikings | Kleinsasser limited Thursday

Thu, 10 Sep 2009 16:16:34 -0700

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser (hand) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 10.

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Vikings | Kleinsasser practicing Thursday

Thu, 10 Sep 2009 13:17:13 -0700

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser (hand) was participating during the media-access portion of practice Thursday, Sept. 10.

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Vikings | Kleinsasser limited Wednesday

Wed, 09 Sep 2009 15:15:59 -0700

Sean Jensen, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser (hand) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.

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Vikings | Kleinsasser returns to practice Wednesday

Wed, 02 Sep 2009 21:07:23 -0700

Judd Zulgad and Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser (hand) returned for the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 2.

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Vikings | Kleinsasser misses practice Saturday

Sat, 29 Aug 2009 11:35:48 -0700

CBSSports.com reports Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser (hand) did not participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 29. He likely will not play in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 31.

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Vikings | Kleinsasser not practicing Friday

Fri, 28 Aug 2009 10:38:46 -0700

CBSSports.com reports Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser (hand) is not participating in practice Friday, Aug. 28.

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Vikings | Childress expects injured players to return next preseason game

Sat, 22 Aug 2009 06:38:17 -0700

CBSSports.com reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress said he expects DL Jared Allen (ankle), DL Pat Williams (undisclosed), QB Sage Rosenfels (ankle), WR Bernard Berrian (hamstring) and TE Jim Kleinsasser (hand) to all return for the team's next preseason game Aug. 31.

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Vikings | Mills, Kleinsasser not playing Friday

Fri, 21 Aug 2009 15:59:38 -0700

Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings TE Garrett Mills (shoulder) and TE Jim Kleinsasser (hand) will not play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 22.

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Vikings | Kleinsasser misses practice Tuesday

Tue, 18 Aug 2009 20:49:39 -0700

Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser (hand, wrist) missed the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 18.

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Vikings | Mills, Kleinsasser miss practice Monday

Mon, 17 Aug 2009 14:17:33 -0700

Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings TE Garrett Mills (shoulder) and TE Jim Kleinsasser (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 17.

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Vikings | Kleinsasser officially re-signed

Sat, 28 Feb 2009 08:19:21 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have announced they have officially re-signed TE Jim Kleinsasser. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it is believed to be a three-year deal worth $9 million.

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Vikings | Kleinsasser re-signs

Fri, 27 Feb 2009 13:29:56 -0800

Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports the Minnesota Vikings have re-signed unrestricted free-agent TE Jim Kleinsasser to a three-year deal worth $9 million.

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Vikings | Childress interested in bringing Kleinsasser back

Mon, 23 Feb 2009 13:35:43 -0800

The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress has indicated interest in bringing back impending free-agent TE Jim Kleinsasser.

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Vikings | Kleinsasser could be a UFA this offseason

Mon, 05 Jan 2009 14:45:23 -0800

Rick Alonzo, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser could be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

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Vikings | Kleinsasser limited in practice Thursday

Thu, 09 Oct 2008 15:12:32 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser (foot) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 9.

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Vikings | Kleinsasser limited in practice Wednesday

Wed, 08 Oct 2008 16:58:03 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser (foot) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 8.

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Vikings | Kleinsasser misses Week 5

Tue, 07 Oct 2008 14:56:05 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser (foot) did not play in the team's Week 5 game because of a foot injury.

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Vikings | Kleinsasser participates in practice Saturday

Sat, 04 Oct 2008 22:12:30 -0700

Mark Craig, of the Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser (foot) took part during the brief portion of practice Saturday, Oct. 4, that was open to the media.

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Vikings | Kleinsasser questionable for Week 5

Fri, 03 Oct 2008 16:18:29 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 3. He is listed as questionable for the team's Week 5 game.

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Vikings | Kleinsasser misses practice Thursday

Thu, 02 Oct 2008 15:28:56 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 2.

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Vikings | Kleinsasser inducted into ND HOF

Mon, 23 Jun 2008 15:38:11 -0700

Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser was inducted into the North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame. Kleinsasser attended the University of North Dakota from 1995-98 and started as a freshman.

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Vikings | Kleinsasser expected to make final roster

Fri, 31 Aug 2007 09:09:53 -0700

Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports the Minnesota Vikings are expected to keep TE Jim Kleinsasser on their final roster.

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Vikings | Team restructures Kleinsasser's contract

Sat, 07 Apr 2007 07:46:19 -0700

Kevin Seifert, of the Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser has restructured his contract, according to NFLPA documents. He took a $1 million reduction in his base salary for 2007, and will not warn $1.9 million. His salary in 2008 went from $2.9 million to $2.4 million.

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Vikings | Kleinsasser taking part in offseason workouts

Wed, 28 Mar 2007 18:30:46 -0700

Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser is taking part in the offseason workouts with the team. The Vikings recently asked Kleinsasser to take a pay cut from the $2.9 million he is scheduled to make.

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Vikings | Vikings want Kleinsasser to take pay cut

Sun, 04 Mar 2007 12:26:22 -0800

Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress was vague on the future of TE Jim Kleinsasser, but said the two have spoken recently. It's likely the Vikings are trying to get him to take a pay cut from his $2.9 million base salary for 2007.

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Vikings | Kleinsasser on chopping block?

Wed, 14 Feb 2007 08:39:32 -0800

Kevin Seifert and Judd Zulgad, of the Minnesota Star-Tribune, report the Minnesota Vikings are evaluating whether to retain or release veteran TE Jim Kleinsasser this year. Kleinsasser, who only caught seven passes last season, is scheduled to make $2.9 million next season.

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Vikings | Kleinsasser expected to play this week

Fri, 29 Dec 2006 17:32:32 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser (elbow) missed a part of practice Friday, Dec. 29, although he is expected to play in Week 17. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

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Vikings | Kleinsasser limited in practice Thursday

Thu, 28 Dec 2006 14:39:39 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser (elbow) missed a portion of practice Thursday, Dec. 28, but he is probable for Week 17.

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