EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. —The Vikings on Wednesday announced that versatile offensive lineman Joe Berger has agreed to terms on a deal to remain in Minnesota.
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Berger will be returning for a fifth season with the Vikings and 11th in the NFL when he and teammates return to Winter Park on April 20 to begin the team's offseason workout program.
Berger appeared in all 16 games last season and made nine starts, beginning Oct. 26 at Tampa Bay. He is capable of playing center or either guard position, as well as contributing on special teams when he is not in the starting lineup.
The versatility of Berger adds significant value on game days when active roster limits are 44 players for each team. He has played in 103 career games, 61 of which have been for Minnesota, and has started 18 games with the Vikings.
Selected in the sixth round by Carolina in 2005, Berger played part of that season with Miami. He spent part of 2006 in Miami and Dallas, where he played through 2008 before returning to Miami. Berger arrived in Minnesota in 2011, when he played in 13 games and made starts at center, left guard and right guard.