Shultz Says Yes, Bradley Says No

The Vikings added another piece to their administrative puzzle Tuesday, adding a strength and conditioning coach while another coach passes on a job offer.

When the Vikings hired Ted Cottrell as defensive coordinator, it was thought that would be all the coaches the Vikings would need for 2004. As it turned out, they would need to add one more and have another turn them down.

Tuesday the Vikings announced the hiring of Kurt Shultz, formerly with the Bengals, as the team's strength and conditioning coach. Shultz, who was one of five finalists, also served as a personal trainer in the off-season for Ravens All-Pro LB Ray Lewis. Among the other finalists were former Vikings long-snapper Mike Morris.

While Schultz is coming, the same can't be said for Bill Bradley. A former defensive backs coach who worked under Cottrell with both the Jets and Bills, Bradley turned down an offer to become a Vikings assistant coach -- opting instead to take a year off.

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