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Vikings' Bieniemy gets a promotion

Minnesota Vikings running backs coach Eric Bieniemy has been given a promotion.

Head coach Brad Childress confirmed Monday that Bieniemy will be assistant head coach for the offense. Bieniemy will continue to be in charge of Adrian Peterson and the rest of the running backs.

Bieniemy recently turned down an offer from the University of Southern California to be the offensive coordinator.

The Vikings start training camp at Minnesota State University in Mankato with their first practice on Friday afternoon.