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Vikings sign former Panthers right tackle Mike Remmers

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The money’s probably not comparable, but the Panthers and Vikings have effectively swapped left tackles.

According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Vikings will reach a deal with former Panthers tackle Mike Remmers. He was going to visit Houston if a deal didn’t get done in Minnesota.

Of course, Remmers is playing right tackle in Minnesota, despite finishing the season on the left last year when Michael Oher was hurt. And Matt Kalil going south was a bigger money deal.

But Remmers gives the Vikings a solid, physical presence to go with Riley Reiff on the other side, as the Vikings continue their overhaul up front.

He was a two-year starter on the right side in Carolina, going from undrafted rookie to reliable performer for a Super Bowl team two years ago.

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34 Responses to “Vikings sign former Panthers right tackle Mike Remmers”
  1. dawoger says: Mar 10, 2017 4:35 PM

    Bring on all the lavender hayseeds boasting about the armful of Lombardi trophies minisoda is destined to win the next 5 yrs. SKOLOLOLO!!!

  2. h0metownzero says: Mar 10, 2017 4:36 PM

    It’s a lifeless cadaver swap!

  3. filthymcnasty3 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:38 PM

    Say what you will about Kapernick, but at least he didn’t burn the flag like Remmers did.

  4. sillybillywillyrillyinphilly says: Mar 10, 2017 4:38 PM

    Championship!

  5. tjacks7 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:38 PM

    He’s basically a cheaper Matt Kalil that will be playing RT. Not at all what I was hoping for, to be honest. Time will tell, but I’m not convinced the Vikings oline is any better now than it was last year.

  6. The Phantom Stranger says: Mar 10, 2017 4:38 PM

    Probably not the most exciting free agent signing of all time, but he’s a solid NFL starter, which is more than I could say about any of the Vikings’ many, many right tackles last year.

  7. ariani1985 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:40 PM

    Notice that the Vikings are dealing while turd Thompson is asleep at the wheel!

  8. knew8411 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:41 PM

    Hopefully he will be able to stay healthy, for more than the pre season, unlike most of the Vikings O-Line last season.

  9. naderktait says: Mar 10, 2017 4:42 PM

    Bye Felicia

  10. contra74 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:42 PM

    Vikings making moves where moves need to be made…the O-line.

    Great job Vikings.

  11. The Phantom Stranger says: Mar 10, 2017 4:44 PM

    I like to call Rieff and Remmers “The Bookends.”

    Too soon?

  12. vikefan512 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:46 PM

    Solid upgrades although TJ Clemmings did set the bar very low. Now if they can infuse some young line talent through the draft, they should at least look better going into camp!

  13. rtl1984 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:47 PM

    It’s cool that the Kalil brothers are playing on the same O-line. But, have you seen the way Matt has played the past few years? Not worth that type of multi-year contract. Excellent rookie season, never been the same after shredding his knees. I wish him luck, but, man…he got overpaid.

  14. upnorthvikesfan says: Mar 10, 2017 4:54 PM

    So they swapped Remmers for Kalil and it cost them about $25 million less. Neither player is the best in the league but I think Minnesota got the better of the deal.

  15. allight59 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:56 PM

    Vikings getting the job done and doing the best to improve….GB losing the few good players they did have. Hope Erin can play every position for them next year cause he truly will be a one man show. Pack will be sub 500. Vikings back to division dominance.

  16. kash71 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:57 PM

    That picture, I thought the flag was being burned. I was about to lose it after all the national anthem protests this last season.

  17. nflpoker says: Mar 10, 2017 4:58 PM

    How was his rating at RT?? LT, I know he wasn’t that great. Maybe, the problem was that LT is a much tougher position to play. Not all players can play multiple positions. Still, he is better than Andre Smith.

  18. Frazier28/7 says: Mar 10, 2017 5:03 PM

    Building depth. Nice. Now get some guards.

  19. saberwolf335 says: Mar 10, 2017 5:05 PM

    These aren’t the big splash moves we were hoping for obviously, but realistically we could be doing a lot worse. Keep in mind both of these guys we just signed were moved to different sides of the line in the past year and that’s what caused their production to dip. Prior to that their production was pretty decent. Not pro bowl like, but decent. And also it should be noted that Spielman didn’t really have to break the bank on this (Riley’s terms are still unknown). But when you compare these two to Kalil and Clemmings, I see it as a decent upgrade as long as they play on the sides they’re more comfortable, which it seems they will definitely be doing. I would’ve preferred others, and it seems Spielman did go for that, unfortunately we just weren’t able to land them. I’m a Vikings fan until I die and untill I actually see them on the field in purple I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt. Keep rolling Minnesota, #skolnation. GO VIKINGS!!!!!

  20. runningoutofboundsisforgringos says: Mar 10, 2017 5:07 PM

    Awesome. Unless Von Miller shows up.

  21. macneil4025 says: Mar 10, 2017 5:09 PM

    At Right Tackle this move makes all the sense in the world!!

  22. mnrasslinggovjesse says: Mar 10, 2017 5:15 PM

    “Notice that the Vikings are dealing while turd Thompson is asleep at the wheel!”

    Just like last year, right?

  23. purpleguy says: Mar 10, 2017 5:16 PM

    I’m glad they’re getting bodies, but as noted by the gringo guy above, all I keep thinking about with Remmers is that Super Bowl whipping Von Miller put on him.

  24. ackattack22 says: Mar 10, 2017 5:20 PM

    Elsewhere the free agent signing frenzy continues in Green Bay…(crickets). It’s sad that Ted Thompson can’t even convince one free agent from another team to sign with the Fudge-packers. Meanwhile there’s a mass exodus of players who can’t wait to bail. Tretter, Hyde, Peppers and soon Lang, Lacy and Cook…outta there! I guess not everyone loves the ‘frozen tundra’.

  25. screamingyellowzonkers says: Mar 10, 2017 5:31 PM

    Once again, only a packer fan is claiming fake items. And it’s the first post.

    Packer fans. Fake people for fake stories.

  26. djrando7 says: Mar 10, 2017 5:38 PM

    He made sure to stay far away from Von. Lol. Von made that dude look like he was frozen in time during SB50.

  27. aypeeswhippingstick says: Mar 10, 2017 5:53 PM

    Shiny new turnstiles for US Bird Stadium.

  28. aypeeswhippingstick says: Mar 10, 2017 5:54 PM

    The only remaining question is whether they’ll play the chicken dance song when they break the offensive huddle.

  29. truthbetold109 says: Mar 10, 2017 6:11 PM

    allight59 says:
    Mar 10, 2017 4:56 PM
    Vikings getting the job done and doing the best to improve….GB losing the few good players they did have. Hope Erin can play every position for them next year cause he truly will be a one man show. Pack will be sub 500. Vikings back to division dominance.
    __________________________—

    Sure ariani or whomever you are calling yourself with this comment. You have so many aliases I can’t keep up although we all know which ones are you are the core.

    That’s what you said last year. One of these years you just may be right. Probably not anytime soon but hey, who cares.

  30. Purple People Eaters says: Mar 10, 2017 7:14 PM

    Another Right Tackle? Please tell me they’re not planning on moving Reiff over to Left Tackle…

  31. mnfaninil says: Mar 10, 2017 7:51 PM

    It is what it is, an up grade from horrible to at least NFL caliber. I give Spielman credit, he didn’t over spend, the two new OT’s make ~ $8m/year, combined that is only $5m more than Kalil made last year sitting on the sideline all year. Still need an upgrade at C and RG, but at least impending doom has been replaced with just utter panic in the draft.

  32. filthymcnasty3 says: Mar 10, 2017 8:38 PM

    So THIS is how you expect to fix that hapless and tasteless collection of lifeless carcasses you call an offensive line?

    Seriously?

  33. zygizag says: Mar 10, 2017 8:49 PM

    Could be better, but could have been a lot worse too.

  34. dgt178blog says: Mar 10, 2017 9:34 PM

    allight59 says:
    Mar 10, 2017 4:56 PM

    Vikings getting the job done and doing the best to improve….GB losing the few good players they did have. Hope Erin can play every position for them next year cause he truly will be a one man show. Pack will be sub 500. Vikings back to division dominance

    ……back to division dominance??????????
    you were NEVER THERE……IDIOT

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