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Vikings retain embattled special teams co-ordinator Priefer

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The Canadian Press
2/6/2014 12:15:07 PM
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings have finalized their assistants under new coach Mike Zimmer, including special teams co-ordinator Mike Priefer, the target of a discrimination complaint by one of his former players.

The Vikings announced Thursday that Priefer will be one of seven holdovers from the previous staff, along with offensive line coach Jeff Davidson, wide receivers coach George Stewart and others.

Norv Turner will mark his 30th year of coaching in the NFL as the offensive co-ordinator, as widely reported for weeks, and George Edwards will be the defensive co-ordinator.

Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has alleged that Priefer made anti-gay comments around the team and claimed he was released last year because of his outspoken support of gay marriage. The Vikings launched an independent investigation.

Mike Priefer (Photo: Harry Engels/Getty Images)

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