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Vikings add Hank Fraley as assistant offensive line coach

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A former NFL offensive lineman has joined the Vikings’ coaching staff.

The Vikings announced the hiring of former Eagles, Browns and Rams center Hank Fraley as assistant offensive line coach on Monday.

Fraley played 11 NFL seasons and started 123 games. He had stints with the Eagles (2000-2005), Browns (2006-2009) and Rams (2010). The 36-year-old Fraley was offensive line coach at San Jose State in 2013.

In Minnesota, Fraley will work with offensive line coach Jeff Davidson, who was the Browns’ line coach (and later offensive coordinator) in 2006, Fraley’s first season with Cleveland.

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16 Responses to “Vikings add Hank Fraley as assistant offensive line coach”
  1. bordner says: Feb 10, 2014 5:18 PM

    The pieces are in place…

  2. whatjusthapped says: Feb 10, 2014 5:38 PM

    Good luck to the guy! His job will be similar to re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

  3. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Feb 10, 2014 5:40 PM

    What does this have to do with Michael Sam?

  4. rooski443 says: Feb 10, 2014 5:48 PM


  5. zappaisgod says: Feb 10, 2014 5:56 PM

    The return of “honey buns”!

  6. minnesnowda says: Feb 10, 2014 6:23 PM

    Just keep the Vikings posts coming! This isn’t the most interesting article but it’s one of the best I’ve read on PFT all day because it’s Vikings related.

  7. riflemanlax says: Feb 10, 2014 6:33 PM

    Blue collar guy in Philly. Wasn’t flashy, but did everything right, and was great at line calling. It’d be nice to see him do well.

  8. albristo says: Feb 10, 2014 6:34 PM

    What does Michael Sam think of this??

    What do NFL officials think of what Michael Sam thinks of this??

    Clearly the people need to know.

  9. msmith954 says: Feb 10, 2014 6:43 PM

    First thing Hank needs to do is slap Phil Loadholt upside the head.

  10. russellwilsonismymvp says: Feb 10, 2014 6:54 PM


  11. filthymcnasty1 says: Feb 10, 2014 6:55 PM

    Maybe he can help that notable draft bust at left tackle.

  12. shaggytoodle says: Feb 10, 2014 6:58 PM

    He just became the best OL assistant coach in the history of the game.

    Cordarrelle Rice and Kyle Sharpe as weapons and Christian Montana @ QB there is no stopping Minny now… especially behind that OL.

  13. gmen1856 says: Feb 10, 2014 7:04 PM

    I played JV with him. Amazing he started 123 games in the pros. Pretty awesome for him. Hope he does well at coaching

  14. backdapack4evr says: Feb 10, 2014 7:09 PM

    there are certainly a lot of coaches down on their luck these days!

    Hope you can bounce back quickly Hank.

  15. 1rockyracoon says: Feb 10, 2014 7:44 PM

    Good for him. He was a solid player and now he’s working his way up the coaching ladder.

  16. GenXJay says: Feb 10, 2014 9:19 PM

    New blood. love it.
    meanwhile, the stale ol’ farts east of the Mississippi are pouring water on the defensive players hands; all the while hoping to grow some knuckles.

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