|Vikings sign punter Kluwe to 6-year extension|
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|Thursday, 25 October 2007 11:21|
Kluwe leads the NFL with 18 punts inside the 20 this season and has averaged 44.2 yards in the first six games. He would've been a free agent after this season.
``I'm glad to have it done,'' Kluwe said. ``This is a great place to play. I enjoy being here. And I look forward to the rest of this year and the next six years to come.''
Kluwe was cut by Seattle as a rookie in 2005 and claimed off waivers by the Vikings. He spent the first week and a half living in a hotel and wondering if he would make the team, but the Vikings ultimately settled on him over veteran Darren Bennett.
Kluwe was second in the NFC with a 44.1-yard average that year and has shown a strong leg despite needing knee surgery after his first season.
``We know the value of him to our football team,'' Vikings coach Brad Childress said. ``We're glad to have him for an extended period of time.''