Ficken promoted to special teams

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have promoted Ryan Ficken to special teams coordinator and hired Josh Hingst as strength and conditioning coach. Ficken is the longest-tenured coach on the staff, entering his 15th season with Minnesota. Ficken was the assistant special teams coach for eight years. He will now replace Marwan Maalouf, whose contract was not renewed after two seasons in the role. Special teams were a major problem in 2020 for the Vikings. Hingst was the strength and conditioning coach for the Philadelphia Eagles for the past eight seasons. He replaces Mark Uyeyama.