Veteran OL Joe Berger Has Offers From Vikings & Lions, But Weighing Retirement


According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Media, veteran OL Joe Berger has offers from the Vikings and Lions, but he’s seriously weighing retirement right now.

Pelissero says that Berger is expected to make a decision regarding his future in the coming days/weeks.

Berger told Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press back in June that he’s leaning toward retiring from the NFL after the 2017 season, so it appears that he has yet come to a decision.

“You never know what the circumstances are going to be, but in my mind, that’s the way I’m looking at it,” Berger said. “It’s year 13 and it’s been fun. It’s a young man’s game, though.’

Berger, 35, is a former sixth-round pick of the Panthers back in 2005. He had brief stints with the Dolphins and Cowboys before eventually signing on with the Vikings in 2011.

Berger just finished the final year of his contract and is now an unrestricted free agent.

In 2017, Berger appeared in all 16 games for the Vikings and Pro Football Focus rated him as the No. 21 overall guard out of 77 qualifiers.