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Vikings promote Rick Spielman to GM

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Jan 9, 2012 at 2:12 pm

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings have promoted Rick Spielman to general manager.

Spielman became the Vikings' vice president of player personnel in 2006. He also has worked for Detroit, Chicago and Miami during 21 seasons as an NFL executive.

The Vikings say Spielman will oversee all football-related activities for the team.

Owner Zygi Wilf says "This establishes the organizational structure that will lead to the long term success of the Vikings."

Minnesota announced the move on Tuesday.

The Vikings went 3-13 this season and finished last in the NFC North.

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