Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier will take over the team on an interim basis.
Despite reaching the NFC Championship game last year, the Vikings never got things rolling in the right direction this season.
After losing three of their first four games, they tried to reignite quarterback Brett Favre and the offense by trading for former All-Pro receiver Randy Moss. But even that manuever backfired and Moss was released after a loss to the Patriots on Halloween.
The next big question for this organization has to be the future of Brett Favre. Will Frazier sit Favre and go with backup quarterback Tavaris Jackson to try and generate some offensive spark?
Despite injuries, the Vikings remain a talented football team that could cause problems for NFC contenders the rest of this season.