Jim Kleinsasser TE MIN Dec 28 '11
The Vikings intend to give Week 17 goal-line carries to TE/FB Jim Kleinsasser, who will retire after the season.
This is relevant for owners who play in Week 17. If the Vikings get down to the one-yard line, Kleinsasser will get the rock over Toby Gerhart. It's situations like this that make Week 17 a week to avoid in fantasy leagues.
Jim Kleinsasser TE MIN Dec 23 '11
Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser confirmed that he plans to retire after the 2011 season.
The Vikings had interest in bringing back the 34-year-old impending free agent, but Kleinsasser wants to walk away "with two legs that work great and my head is still intact." A team leader and plus blocker, Kleinsasser has 192 career receptions for 1,688 yards.
Jim Kleinsasser TE MIN Nov 25 '11
There is reportedly a "growing belief" that impending free agent TE Jim Kleinsasser will retire after the season.
Kleinsasser turns 35 in January, and his offensive role continues to decline. After spending his entire career in Minnesota, it's believed that Kleinsasser has no interest in moving his family to another city if the Vikings don't want him back.