BBAO: Brad Childress contract details

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ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton turned up an interesting nugget in his weekly "First and 10" column. According to Clayton, the contract of Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress is guaranteed for significantly less money than we thought.

The contract Childress signed last year was advertised as extending through the 2013 season. In fact, the final year is a team option. That means the guaranteed portion of the deal ends after 2012. Clayton reported that Childress is due a total of $6.6 million over those two seasons.

Looked at another way, the buyout on Childress’ deal is about 42 percent of what the Vikings are paying quarterback Brett Favre this season. That total is nothing to sneeze at, but it’s much less than the $12 million previously reported. The revised figures are something to keep an eye on moving forward.

Continuing around the NFC North: