Posted: 12:42 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014
By Josh Kirkendall
Nothing is done nor set in stone, but the Vikings may hire Mike Zimmer later in the day on Tuesday.
Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer will "very likely" be hired by the Minnesota Vikings "later today", tweets CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora.
Lions hired Jim Caldwell. Vikings very likely to hire Mike Zimmer later today. Would leave just the Browns, who want Gase as I've reported— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 14, 2014
This doesn't mean it's a done deal by any means.
However, the conclusion makes sense.
Zimmer is currently in Minnesota conducting his second interview and he's the only known candidate having a second chat with the Vikings. Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles was a reported finalist, but no second interview has been scheduled.