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Vikings extend Rick Spielman’s contract

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EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - SEPTEMBER 17: General Manager Rick Spielman of the Minnesota Vikings speaks to the media during a press conference on September 17, 2014 at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The Vikings addressed their decision to put Adrian Peterson on the commissioner’s exempt list until Peterson’s child-abuse case has been resolved. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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The Vikings have extended the contract of General Manager Rick Spielman through the 2020 season, Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune reports.

The one-year extension through the 2020 season keeps him “synched up” with coach Mike Zimmer, Vikings president and co-owner Mark Wilf told Goessling.

The Vikings picked up the option on Zimmer’s contract last month, extending him through 2020.

It still remains a pivotal year for Spielman and Zimmer, per Goessling, with changes possible after the season if the Vikings don’t win.

Minnesota missed the postseason with an 8-7-1 record last season.

Spielman has served as the team’s General Manager for seven seasons after five as the vice president of player personnel.