Vikings want to retain Joe Berger, but have competition

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While the Vikings wait to see what happens at quarterback, they are taking care of some things on the offensive line.

The Vikings made a move to hold onto left guard Nick Easton on Monday by tendering the restricted free agent at the second-round level and they’re also working to bring back right guard Joe Berger. Berger gave some thought to retiring after the end of the regular season, but the 35-year-old decided in February that he will continue playing.

According to multiple reports, the Vikings are working to bring him back. They are getting competition from a few other teams, though, and two of them are close to home. Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the Bears and Lions have joined the Panthers as teams showing interest in bringing Berger onboard this offseason.

Berger has spent the last seven years with the Vikings and has been a primary starter for the last three seasons.

8 responses to “Vikings want to retain Joe Berger, but have competition

  1. Come back home to Michigan joe. Glasgow can play Center we will plug you in at LG. Berger sets a nice pocket to step up in… in my opinion a very nice pass protecting guard and also has the versatility to play Center a very useful trait in the league, as he has done it many times in his career. Plus you get to play for Jim Bob Cooter. That opportunity ought to seal the deal.

  2. If I were 35 years old and on the verge of retirement from the NFL and decided to prop up my earnings with one last bite of the apple, I would pick the Panthers. Out of the 3 teams vying for his services, they are best equipped to make a Superbowl run.

    The Vikings magical season came to its usual conclusion, a day late and a dollar short. With Keenum going to Denver, it looks to be a hot mess in Minnesota.

  3. whatjusthapped says:
    March 13, 2018 at 8:58 am

    If I were 35 years old and on the verge of retirement from the NFL and decided to prop up my earnings with one last bite of the apple, I would pick the Panthers. Out of the 3 teams vying for his services, they are best equipped to make a Superbowl run.

    The Vikings magical season came to its usual conclusion, a day late and a dollar short. With Keenum going to Denver, it looks to be a hot mess in Minnesota.
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    yes please take the word of a guy who celebrated a trade for D. Kiser….let that sink in for a moment…..Non the less, Id let berger walk, resign Easton an draft a guy as berger’s replacement, younger and cheaper

  4. Keep Berger for as long as he’s playing! We absolutely need him to stay. He’s the glue of our o line and has been for years. He’s our top player to retain.

  5. Now we have Cousins, draft for NEED on OL and corner for once instead of who’s best on the board.
    Joe is a great guy but at 35 doesn’t quite have the gas in the tank. As much as I respect him let him get paid. He could be a great mentor for a rookie if he come back for one more year.

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