Source: Childress close to new deal

Updated: November 18, 2009, 3:21 PM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

A contract extension for Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress that many thought would be done during the team's recent bye week will be done soon, according to a source close to the situation.

Childress has one more year on his contract after this season. He has helped bring quarterback Brett Favre out of retirement and lead the Vikings to an 8-1 record that is good enough for first place in the NFC North.

Since he arrived in Minnesota in 2006, Childress has helped improve ...

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