Vikings hold onto Jeremiah Sirles

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Injuries on the Vikings offensive line pushed Jeremiah Sirles into the starting lineup last season and he’ll be back in 2017 to see if he can remain there.

Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports that Sirles has been tendered as an exclusive rights free agent, which puts him in line to make $690,000 next season. Sirles started 10 games at right tackle last season and said he wants to compete for a first-team role whether it’s at that position or a different one.

“I’m excited about it,” Sirles said. “I just want to go in and compete for a starting spot anywhere on the line.”

Sirles came to the Vikings in a 2015 trade, but didn’t make any regular season appearances for Minnesota that year.

27 responses to “Vikings hold onto Jeremiah Sirles

  1. If he’s starting in 2017, it will either be because he has made vast improvements, or because the Vikings didn’t improve their OL enough this off-season.

  2. I love the attitude and gratefulness. It’s refreshing. I hope this kid turns into a bonafide starter.

  3. Berger, Boone at guard, 2 Free Agents (there are a lot out there now with recent cuts) and a lineman in the 3rd round as starters…maybe Easton at center, but doubtful. Rest of the returners as backups, sorry Sirles.

  4. Desperate times call for desperate measures and signing Sirles is a sign that the Vikings have no answers on the offensive line. This guy is a career back-up (if that) and the fact that he was forced to start while the Vikings were swirling down the toilet bowl of the NFC North is not just a coincidence. Sirles helped them to that impressive 3-8 finish, what some might call an implosion.

    It’s one thing to have a sub standard offensive line, its quite another to have one with an immobile QB. But somehow, some way, the Viking fans will see this as an accomplishment.

  5. Spielman “Mom, did you see? I made the news today!!! We signed one of our lineman. They’re saying it was a good move!”

    Mom Spielman: “Did you clean your room today and take Tuffy for a walk yet?”

  6. cribbage12 says:
    Mar 3, 2017 5:09 PM

    Spielman “Mom, did you see? I made the news today!!! We signed one of our lineman. They’re saying it was a good move!”

    Mom Spielman: “Did you clean your room today and take Tuffy for a walk yet?”
    *******************
    Rick Spielman is a NFL executive. You are an internet troll. I’m pretty confident that he wins

  7. The o-line had many problems last season but Jeremiah Sirles really wasn’t one of them. This is a good move. Hard to say if he will earn a starting spot without seeing what other changes are made during the off season. But he’s a solid backup for sure if he doesn’t make it as a starter.

  8. Sirles was overmatched at tackle. But, he saw a little time at guard earlier in the season and he looked better equipped to handle that spot. I hope they find enough better options that Sirles isn’t starting, but as a backup (at guard), I think he is fine.

  9. You don’t quit your job till a better paying one is a done deal. You don’t dump your girlfriend till you’ve got someone hotter. And you don’t cut a reasonably capable player until you have someone you’re really damn sure will be an upgrade. Especially an O-Lineman on a team with the least athletic QB in the league at a time when very few teams can field five competent starters much less depth.

    Sirles isn’t bad, isn’t great, but do you know you have anyone better? He comes about as cheap as you’re going to find for an OL who’s not practice squad quality so why be in a hurry to cut him loose?

  10. h0metownzero says:
    Mar 3, 2017 5:53 PM
    The Viking offensive line might be the highest paid collection of lifeless corpses the NFL has ever seen.
    —-
    #HeadedToHouston LOL!!!!

  11. The packers have been in last place in the Central/North more times than the Vikings have.
    That explains why you would want them to be last. Not happening. Not in 2017

  12. fmc651 says:
    Mar 4, 2017 11:02 AM
    The packers have been in last place in the Central/North more times than the Vikings have.
    That explains why you would want them to be last. Not happening. Not in 2017
    /////////////////////

    Both teams have finished in fourth place ten times, since the Central/North Division was formed.

    Fake news. Again.

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