Vikings sign OT Riley Reiff, formerly of the Detroit Lions

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Vikings sign OT Riley Reiff, formerly of the Detroit Lions

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:10 pm

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Reiff grew up in South Dakota. College roommate was Johnny Lowdermilk, son of ex-#Vikings center Kirk. He wanted to be in Minnesota.
According to Bleacher Report's NFL 1000, Riley Reiff finished with the 3rd highest run blocking grade among RTs.
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Don't have numbers yet on Riley Reiff's deal with #Vikings, but am told it'll stack up well vs. other huge OL deals today. They paid up.
I didnt realize he was such a good run blocker. It was hard to tell due to Detroits terrible run game over the years. Would've preferred Wagner but from a durability standpoint, he's right with Wagner. Although I'd still feel more comfortable signing a true LT and keep Reiff on the right, I don't know if that will happen
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Re: Vikings sign OT Riley Reiff, formerly of the Detroit Lio

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:24 pm

Good signing. An instant upgrade over any tackle we had, no matter which side he plays on.

Keep it up, Spielman.
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Post by mansquatch » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:37 am

This should solidify RT for awhile. Now on to LT and RG...
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Re: Vikings sign OT Riley Reiff, formerly of the Detroit Lio

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:28 am

mansquatch wrote:This should solidify RT for awhile. Now on to LT and RG...
Dont be so sure they are putting him at RT. Could be putting him at LT until they can draft one
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Re: Vikings sign OT Riley Reiff, formerly of the Detroit Lio

Post by Husker Vike » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:32 pm

He will get a shot to become the LT,weakness reported to be with speed rushers, so don't think he will turn into an all pro unless he gets much better, still an upgrade over what we had.
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Re: Vikings sign OT Riley Reiff, formerly of the Detroit Lio

Post by CbusVikesFan » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:14 pm

I'm impressed. Over the years it seemed that the Vikings either sat on their hands, had one gigantic signing, or mindlessly threw a warm body in a hole. This signing doesn't feel like any of those. Let's hope the Vikings are not done.
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:03 pm

My thing with both the signings they've had (Reiff and Remmers)....both are very durable.
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Re: Vikings sign OT Riley Reiff, formerly of the Detroit Lio

Post by CbusVikesFan » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:05 pm

Pondering Her Percy wrote:My thing with both the signings they've had (Reiff and Remmers)....both are very durable.
Finally.
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Re: Vikings sign OT Riley Reiff, formerly of the Detroit Lio

Post by VikingPaul73 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:30 am

does anyone have a PFF grade for Reiff at LT vs. RT?
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Re: Vikings sign OT Riley Reiff, formerly of the Detroit Lio

Post by IIsweet » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:49 am

I think that they were both in the upper 70's. Like 77s.
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Re: Vikings sign OT Riley Reiff, formerly of the Detroit Lio

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:56 pm

IIsweet wrote:I think that they were both in the upper 70's. Like 77s.
I do know that his run blocking is much better than his pass blocking
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Re: Vikings sign OT Riley Reiff, formerly of the Detroit Lio

Post by PurpleMustReign » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:46 pm

Pondering Her Percy wrote: I do know that his run blocking is much better than his pass blocking
What was Clemmings on run blocking?

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Re: Vikings sign OT Riley Reiff, formerly of the Detroit Lio

Post by Crax » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:05 am

I thought there was an OL thread of all the OL free agents, but can't seem to find it now.

Rams just signed Whitworth (Bengals) for 3 years $33.8. Whitworth is older which is probably why only a 3 year contract. A little less, but pretty comparable per year to what we paid Reiff at 5/58.
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Re: Vikings sign OT Riley Reiff, formerly of the Detroit Lio

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PurpleMustReign wrote: What was Clemmings on run blocking?

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Not sure exactly. Haven't seen his ratings
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Re: Vikings sign OT Riley Reiff, formerly of the Detroit Lio

Post by fiestavike » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:34 pm

Pondering Her Percy wrote: Not sure exactly. Haven't seen his ratings
I think Clemmings is a darkhorse RG candidate, but there should be a ton of competition for that spot already on the roster and if they add nobody else I think Sirles will lay claim to that spot..
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