Sources: Turner near OC deal with Vikings


The Minnesota Vikings are close to a deal to bring aboard Norv Turner as their new offensive coordinator, sources told ESPN on Thursday.

Turner, 57, would run the offense for new Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, who was hired Wednesday after spending the past five seasons as the Cincinnati Bengals‘ defensive coordinator.

Turner was the offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns, and the Vikings had received permission to interview him. Other candidates include Kyle Shanahan and Mike Mularkey, according to league sources.

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  • Former president of the Pro Football Writers of America and the author of four books

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