Mike Remmers becomes the second free-agent offensive tackle to join the Minnesota Vikings in as many days, as the team has reached an agreement to sign the former Carolina Panther. His agent tweeted Friday afternoon that Remmers has signed a five-year, $30 million with Minnesota.
Remmers visited the Vikings on Friday, one day after the team reached a deal with Riley Reiff. Both have experience at right and left tackle, with Reiff having more time on the left side of the line than the right, but saying Friday that he was willing to play either side.
“I come in here and I’ll do whatever the coaches want,” Reiff said Friday in a conference call with reporters after signing his contract. “I came from a good system at Iowa and they taught us to be ready at any position. I’m just happy to be here and ready to meet the guys and get to work.”
Remmers spent the last two years on the right side of the offensive line with the Carolina Panthers. He has started all 16 games for the Panthers the last two seasons as well as five games in 2014 after joining the team then.
He spent some time with the Vikings at the beginning of his career in 2013, although he never played a regular-season game for them.
The likely scenario would be to have Reiff play left tackle and Remmers play right tackle.
The Vikings are also scheduled to visit with free-agent running back Eddie Lacy over the weekend. He was visiting Seattle on Friday, according to ESPN.