Vikings bring back Joe Berger

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The Vikings have retained an experienced reserve interior offensive lineman.

The club has re-signed guard/center Joe Berger, who has played for Minnesota since 2011.

The 31-year-old Berger started a game at both guard spots last season and appeared in all 16 contests. He also contributed on special teams.

A 10th-year pro from Michigan Tech, Berger has played in 82 regular season games in his NFL career. Before joining the Vikings, Berger played for the Dolphins (2005-2006, 2009-2010) and Cowboys (2006-2008).

26 responses to “Vikings bring back Joe Berger

  1. Vikings clearly won free agency these past two days.

    We now have a bunch of depth with cheap backup contracts.

    While also signing a the best DT in the NFL who’s just entering his prime while solidifying the DT position and giving a veteran presence next to Sharrif Floyd who will be an all pro soon.

    This is why our franchise is envied.

  2. Not sure how any team can outdo what the Vikings have done these last couple days. They definitely are not cutting any corners and look to have the best player at every position. They are definitely in a league of their own with Washington close behind. Good luck to the rest of the league even attempting to dismantle this dynasty.

  3. Got hand it to spieladope let the best player go and overpay backups on a last place team, sheer brilliance!

    Let the dynasty of futility live on for 53 more years!

  4. I am hoping the Vikings pick up a “SERIOUS” huge 340 pound road grader of a guard because I am sick and tired of their guards being manhandled and pushed back into the pocket on passing downs.

  5. The Vikings should be moved to LA because that team is terrible, has always been terrible, and will always be terrible. They also have the worst fans in the NFL.

    If I was Roger Gooddell, I would force the Wilfs to sell or move back to LA, as allowing the NFL to be associated with the fans in Minnesota is a bad look for the NFL as a whole.

    This franchise is a bigger joke than the Lions, and that’s saying a LOT.

  6. I honestly don’t know how to interpret the comments by Minnesota “fans” on this post!

    “Vikings clearly won free agency these past two days.”

    “Vikes are making some solid moves. AP has to be looking 4ward to next season.”

    “They definitely are not cutting any corners and look to have the best player at every position.”

    I think to myself, “Are they being serious?” Then I look back at the comments and think, “No freakin’ way! Nobody can be that deluded or flat out dumb!” But then I think to myself, “But they make the same comments about the Vikings “dynasty” and having the best players on every post!” ARRRGGHHH!! It’s so frustrating . . . but so entertaining at the same time!

  7. If there is such thing as a model franchise, I don’t think anyone can argue the obvious fact that Minnesota is leaps and bounds above al others and that doesn’t take into account the desired location of great NFL players.

  8. The Vikings have actually made some nice, simple moved. Solidifying the lines should always be step one. But they need some real LB help to make a difference.

    Cassel is a capable, minimal mistakes kind of guy that proved he can move the offense. Plentyof weapons too …
    Someone more creative like Turner as OC versus Mus(haveonefootinthe)grave will be a good thing too.

    The corners and safeties weren’t “bad”, just young.

    Expect the Vikings to take Mack (in a sprint) if he falls to them in the draft. He starts day one … Barr or Mosley will be options too, but if Watkins is still somehow on the board (OAK?), expect the Vikes to trade down and get one of the LBs and an extra pick.
    QB Mettenberger in the second or even Logan Thomas as late as a third\fourth.

  9. I have just about had it with this team. I am absolutely a Vikings fan. Love them to death. But what the heck are we doing? I get that it is important to have depth, thats great. But to sit here and keep signing average to below average players while we watch teams like Denver, and Tampa take the players that would really help our squad, is so sickening. I’m pretty sure that I could burn Chris Cook if he was manned up on me, and I know he couldn’t tackle me in the open field, and the same could be said for Josh Robinson… But yet we are just sitting here watching all of the good corners go to other teams. We have all of this cap room, and don’t bother to use it on anyone worth a damn. It’s just not right.

  10. Ya, Joe Berger, who’s claim to fame is that he is the only football player from Michigan Tech to make it to the NFL. The old joke is, Michigan Tech isn’t the end of the world, but you can see it from there.

    So Joe went from lightly regarded Michigan Tech to the equally lightly regarded Minnesota Vikings. Like Rodney Dangerfield, he will forever get no respect.

  11. Joe has been a great back up for the last several years. He can step in when needed with little dongrade. He can play both center and guard.. Nice signing…

  12. Joe Berger? Why are the Dolphins being tagged on this post?

    Berger hasn’t played for them since 2010.

    Trying to get those clicks up, huh Mike Wilkening?

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