The Minnesota Vikings annnounced Wednesday that they have hired former Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins assistant Diron Reynolds as defensive line coach.
"Diron is a bright, energetic young coach who will be a good addition to the staff," Vikings head coach Brad Childress said in a statement released by the team. "He has a strong football background and is familiar with working in our defensive scheme."
The Vikings also announced that they have released running back Maurice Hicks, a five-year NFL veteran who signed with the team last year. Hicks played special teams for Minnesota last season, returning 29 kickoffs for 690 yards (23.8-yard average) and making 12 tackles in 11 games. He also has spent time with the Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.