EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings have signed long snapper Cullen Loeffler to a three-year extension.
The Vikings announced the deal Friday. Loeffler has spent his eight-year career with the Vikings. He was signed as a rookie free agent in 2004.
Loeffler, punter Chris Kluwe and kicker Ryan Longwell have played together in Minnesota for the past six years. That's the longest tenure for any kicking trio in the league, according to STATS, LLC.
Coach Leslie Frazier says that continuity is invaluable. He says he knows that Loeffler can be taken for granted at times, but the Vikings know how important he is to their success on special teams.
Loeffler says his relationship with Kluwe and Longwell made him want to stick around.