Jeremiah Sirles traded from Chargers to Vikings [Report]


We knew the Vikings would likely have to make a move to secure more help on the offensive line. The Vikings reportedly have indeed secured that help in the form of OT Jeremiah Sirles.

Yes, Jeremiah Sirles played for the Chargers. Just like current Vikings RG Mike Harris. Though Sirles does not go back far enough to have played for Norv Turner when he was in San Diego.

No word yet on the specifics of the trade but I’m guessing conditional draft pick.

The 24-year-old Sirles signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of Nebraska in 2014. Don’t we love those big uglies from Nebraska?

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Sirles started on the Chargers’ practice squad last year, then was promoted to the active roster, then got his first NFL start in December.

So he has starting experience. Kind of. Though that one start did come at guard which is not the Vikings’ primary position of concern right now.

Clearly this was a desperation move by the Vikings who got a look at their offensive line depth in the last preseason game and almost vomited.

Sirles doesn’t have a ton of games under his belt but at least he’s seen action and the Vikings clearly believe he is an upgrade over what they have at offensive tackle.

The Vikings reportedly have/will cut Bobby Vardaro, David Yankey and Babatunde Aiyegbusi and they may well have cut Tyrus Thompson had he not suffered a concussion in Thursday’s game.

In one other move, the Vikings reportedly will cut RB Dominique Williams. They were almost certainly try to re-sign him to the practice squad.

Update: The Chargers got back a sixth from the desperate Vikings.

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