Minneapolis Star Tribune (scroll down) (registration required): "Childress said he spoke recently with tight end Jim Kleinsasser, who now finds himself in a crowded group of tight ends with long-term contracts. It appears the Vikings want Kleinsasser to reduce his $2.9 million base salary. Asked if Kleinsasser would remain with the team, Childress said: 'We'll just see how that goes. He's a member of the Minnesota Vikings and he's a good football player.'
St. Paul Pioneer Press (scroll down) (registration required): "Shiancoe's signing casts questions on Jim Kleinsasser's future, especially since he is due $2.9 million in each of the next two seasons. Teams typically keep three tight ends, and Kleinsasser could be the odd man out."