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Kwesi Adofo-Mensah favored to be hired as new GM of Minnesota Vikings, sources say

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Kwesi Adofo-Mensah is the favorite to become the new general manager of the Minnesota Vikings, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Courtney Cronin on Tuesday.

The Vikings’ new GM hire would be tasked with hiring the new head coach.

Minnesota conducted eight initial interviews with head coaching candidates over the last nine days, including San Francisco defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans, who was a quality control and inside linebackers coach for the 49ers during the final three seasons that Adofo-Mensah spent with the franchise from 2017 to 2019.

Chiefs executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles also was expected to meet again with the Vikings this week, but is finalizing a deal Tuesday to be the new GM of the Chicago Bears, league sources told ESPN’s Schefter on Tuesday.

Browns general manager Andrew Berry hired Adofo-Mensah from San Francisco in 2020 after he spent seven seasons as the 49ers’ manager – then director – of football research and development.

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