EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Cullen Loeffler will be back with the Vikings in a snap.
The long snapper and the Vikings reached an agreement that the team announced Wednesday to bring back the longest-tenured Viking for a 12th season.
Players are scheduled to return to Winter Park on April 20 to begin offseason workouts.
Loeffler has played 171 regular season games, the most by a long snapper in franchise history (Mike Morris is second at 144). He will enter the 2015 season tied with defensive tackle Kevin Williams and Hall of Fame safety Paul Krause tied for 17th-most all-time. Appearing in all 16 in 2015 would move Loeffler up to 12th on the list.
Arriving in Minnesota as an undrafted free agent in 2004, Loeffler won the job and has placed emphasis on fundamentals and consistency. Loeffler was recognized by USA Football with a placement on its "All-Fundamentals Team" in 2011 and 2014.
Loeffler has snapped the ball on 10 of the 11 longest field goals in Vikings history, and his career has also included snapping on the past two fake punts* *by Minnesota (at Chicago in 2004 and 2014).