The Minnesota Vikings have chosen to keep former Nebraska offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Sirles was an exclusive rights free agent, which is a player whose contract has expired and has accrued no more than two seasons of NFL playing time. According to the report, Sirles has agreed to sign a one-year tender worth $690,000.
Sirles entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2014, spending most of that season on the San Diego Chargers' practice squad, though he did start one game as a rookie. He was traded in 2015 to the Vikings for a sixth-round pick but didn't make his debut in Minnesota until 2016.
Sirles started 10 games at right tackle for the Vikings last season.
"I’m excited about it," Sirles told The Pioneer Press. "I just want to go in and compete for a starting spot anywhere on the line."
Sirles started every game during his last two seasons at Nebraska, earning second-team All-Big Ten honors as a junior in 2012. He also started every game at left tackle as a redshirt freshman in 2010.
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