Jeremiah Sirles visiting the Panthers today

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The Panthers struck out on their attempt to fill a big hole when their deal with cornerback Bashaud Breeland fell through, but they’re continuing to work on other things.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, former Vikings guard Jermiah Sirles is visiting the Panthers today.

The 26-year-old Sirles wasn’t tendered as a restricted free agent by the Vikings. He started down the stretch for them this year at left guard after Nick Easton was injured, and has some positional flexibility (with most of his playing time coming at right guard).

The Panthers have one big vacancy on their line after losing All-Pro left guard Andrew Norwell to the Jaguars, and need some competition and depth to go with some in-house candidates. The Panthers have also visited with tight ends Eric Ebron and Luke Willson, as they work the fringes of the market after going a big deal for big defensive tackle Dontari Poe.

4 responses to “Jeremiah Sirles visiting the Panthers today

  1. Solid backup O lineman for the Vikings who has done a good job filling in when needed.

    Would like to keep him, but Carolina appears desperate to fill a hole in their oline.

    Can’t blame Sirles for trying to find a starting gig.

  2. He’s a pretty good player but you got an indication of what the Vikings thought of him when they moved their right tackle to left guard for the playoffs, then started Rashod Hill at right tackle. Hill was not good. I’d like to see the Vikings draft the best offensive linemen available in two of the first three rounds and maybe sign a low-cost veteran as depth.

  3. Real good guy and a versatile O-lineman; however, he really struggled in pass protection. If they put him nest to the Panthers’ LT, folks are gonna get whiplash watching the defensive pass rush on that side of the ball.

  4. To be opened in case of emergency. Can play 4 positions on OL. Pluses are that he is capable fill in and will hold his own against average talent. Negatives, flag magnet, strength at the point of attack and pass protection against above average talent. In Turners 5 step pass drop O, he asks a lot of OL. Hopefully he ain’t starting next to Kalil or Newton will be under duress.

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