Jeremiah Sirles

OL Jeremiah Sirles Announces Retirement

Jeremiah Sirles is calling it a career. The veteran offensive lineman announced his retirement today (via Charean Williams of ProFootballTalk.com).

After appearing in 28 games with the Vikings between the 2016 and 2017 seasons, Sirles inked a one-year deal with the Panthers prior to the 2018 campaign. However, he landed on injured reserve at the end of the preseason, and he was subsequently released by Carolina. He ended up catching on with the Bills, and he proceeded to appear in 12 games (five starts) during the 2018 season.

He inked a one-year extension with Buffalo last offseason, but a foot injury led to his release. Sirles spent the entire 2019 campaign without a gig.

The 28-year-old cited a pair of knee injures when explaining his retirement decision.

“The decision doesn’t come easy, but after two major ankle surgeries last year, my wife and I have made the decision to see what the future holds for our family,” Sirles said (via Williams). “Part of me will always be a kid who was able to play a game he loved for 20 years. Here is to the next steps and some exciting things lined up.”

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Minor NFL Transactions: 7/31/19

Today’s minor moves:

Baltimore Ravens

Buffalo Bills

Dallas Cowboys

Green Bay Packers

Jacksonville Jaguars

Miami Dolphins

Pittsburgh Steelers

Seattle Seahawks

  • Waived: WR Daniel Williams

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

Minor NFL Transactions: 7/23/19

Buffalo Bills

Jacksonville Jaguars

Miami Dolphins

San Francisco 49ers

  • Waived: K Jonathan Brown

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Bills Sign Jeremiah Sirles To Extension

The Bills signed offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles to a one-year extension, the team announced on Wednesday. Given Sirles’ lack of playing time in 2018, the news comes as something of a surprise.

Sirles suited up in 12 games for the Bills and took most of his snaps at right guard. His 140 snaps were not enough to qualify for Pro Football Focus’ rankings, but if they were, Sirles’ score would have placed him in the bottom 25% of guards.

Before joining the Bills in September, Sirles spent the previous two years with the Vikings. Due to injuries, Sirles started ten games in 2016 and made four starts in 2017. The 6’6″ lineman also has experience at right tackle, though he has been playing primarily on the inside over the last two seasons.

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Minor NFL Transactions: 9/25/18

Here are Tuesday’s minor moves:

Buffalo Bills

Dallas Cowboys

Houston Texans

Los Angeles Chargers

Miami Dolphins

New England Patriots

New Orleans Saints

New York Giants

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

Bills Trade Marshall Newhouse To Panthers

The Bills are trading offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse to the Panthers, a source tells Adam Caplan of SiriusXM (on Twitter). In exchange, the Bills will receive a conditional 2021 seventh-round pick (Twitter link via Joe Person of The Athletic).

Newhouse, 30 on Saturday, started 14 games at right tackle for the Raiders last season. In March, Oakland released him, leading him to sign a free agent deal with Buffalo. Newhouse was set to serve as a reserve after the trade of Cordy Glenn and the departure of Seantrel Henderson, but didn’t do much in his three games behind starters Dion Dawkins and Jordan Mills.

The Panthers’ O-Line, meanwhile, is coming off of a solid performance on Sunday which helped propel the team to a 31-21 win over the Bengals. The Panthers hope that Newhouse can fit in as a backup behind Taylor Moton and Amini Silatolu, particularly with Daryl Williams and Matt Kalil sidelined.

To replace Newhouse, the Bills are signing offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles. Sirles started 14 games from 2016-17 in Minnesota and spent the offseason with Carolina before being waived/injured.

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NFL Workout Updates: 9/21/18

Today’s workout updates are below. There were some notable names, including veteran cornerback David Amerson, who was released by the Chiefs at final cuts.

Buffalo Bills

Detroit Lions

New Orleans Saints

The Bills are clearly looking for help in their secondary with the recent retirement of Vontae Davis. Amerson and Lippett are both pretty big names with plenty of starting experience, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see either of them sign. Bausby was an offseason star with the Eagles, but ultimately didn’t survive final cuts.

 

Minor NFL Transactions: 9/6/18

Here are Thursday’s minor moves.

Atlanta Falcons

  • Promoted to active roster: LS Jeff Overbaugh
  • Waived: LB Richard Jarvis

Carolina Panthers

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Waived from injured reserve: DT Chris Okoye, DB Josh Shaw

Jacksonville Jaguars

Philadelphia Eagles

Panthers Reduce Roster To 53

The Panthers have finalized their team, trimming their roster to 53 players. The team’s moves are below:

Waived:

Waived/reserve:

Waived/injured:

Terminated vested veteran:

The Panthers also acquired offensive lineman Corey Robinson from the Lions earlier today. The 26-year-old had spent his entire three-year career in Detroit, starting eighth of his 23 games. Carolina sent Detroit a conditional 2020 seventh-rounder in the deal.

Panthers Sign OL Jeremiah Sirles

The Panthers have signed free agent offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles to a one-year deal, the club announced today.

Sirles, 26, hit the open market last week when the Vikings opted not to tender him as a restricted free agent. Capable of playing both tackle and guard, Sirles started 14 games from 2016-17 in Minnesota. Last year, Sirles played on 366 offensive snaps and graded as the NFL’s No. 48 tackle among 81 qualifiers, per Pro Football Focus.

In Carolina, Sirles will likely compete for time at left guard, a position vacated last week by Andrew Norwell, who inked a massive five-year deal with the Jaguars. Along with Sirles, Tyler Larsen and 2017 second-round pick Taylor Moton could be in line for playing time on the left side of the Panthers’ offensive line.

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