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Report: Vikings adding former Raiders offensive coordinator to coaching staff

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DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 4: A Minnesota Vikings fan wearing a viking helmet takes a selfie before a game between the Denver Broncos and the Minnesota Vikings at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 4, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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The Vikings will be beefing up their offensive coaching staff with the former offensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders.

Adam Caplan reports that Todd Downing is expected to join the Vikings in the role of senior offensive assistant.

The Vikings recently hired former Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo to succeed Pat Shurmur as offensive coordinator. The Vikings also declined to let quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski interview for the offensive coordinator on Shurmur’s staff with the Giants.

It’s a homecoming for the 37-year-old Downing, a native of Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He attended the University of Minnesota, and he began his coaching career with the Vikings, as an intern in 2001 and, ultimately, as an offensive quality control coach in 2005.