Tackle Mike Remmers to visit Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings' next effort to add a tackle will take them back to a player who already spent nearly a year with the team.

The Vikings are visiting with former Carolina offensive tackle Mike Remmers on Friday, according to his agent Brett Tessler. Remmers, whom the Vikings claimed off waivers from the Chargers in Nov. 2013, was with the team until the end of training camp in 2014. At that point, the Vikings released him from their practice squad to make room for safety Ahmad Dixon.

Remmers, who didn't see game action in Minnesota, blossomed into a starter for the Panthers. He played five games at right tackle in 2014 -- starting for the first time against the Vikings -- and played all 16 games each of the past two seasons, starting in Super Bowl 50 for the Panthers. That game, of course, is probably one Remmers would like to forget, after Von Miller beat him for two strip sacks.

He saw some time at left tackle in 2016 with Michael Oher injured, but would seem a more logical fit at right tackle. If the Vikings signed him, that would likely mean Riley Reiff would shift to left tackle.