Report: Vikings close to naming Norv Turner offensive coordinator

Thursday January 16th, 2014
turner The Vikings reportedly are looking to bring Norv Turner aboard as offensive coordinator. (Diamond Images/Getty)

The Minnesota Vikings are close to a deal to make Norv Turner their offensive coordinator, Adam Schefter reported Thursday.

Turner held the same position with the Cleveland Browns in 2013, and would join new coach Mike Zimmer in Minnesota. Zimmer was the defensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals for five seasons before the Vikings hired him Wednesday. While Cleveland continues its own search for a head coach, assistants remain in a state of limbo.

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The Vikings were tied for 14th in the NFL in scoring offense in 2013. Turner is widely considered one of the top offensive minds in football -- his teams in San Diego ranked in the top five in scoring every year from 2007-2011.

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