Offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles has announced his retirement from the NFL via social networks.
Sirles came to the league as a rookie free agent with the San Diego Chargers in 2014, after not being recruited leaving Nebraska, where he was named second All-Big Ten team in 2012. He played two games as a rookie, starting one for the Chargers. .RELATED
He was traded to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for a fifth-round pick of the 2016 draft. His biggest activity in the NFL was with the Vikes, for whom he played 28 games, 14 of them starting, between 2016 and 2017.
In March 2018 he signed with the Carolina Panthers, but he was injured and was cut at the start of the campaign. Soon, he signed with the Buffalo Bills, for whom he played 12 games, five of them starting, in 2018.
He signed a one-year contract extension in Buffalo for 2019, but an injury prevented him from playing in the season.
It’s been a hell of a ride. ✌🏻
– Jeremiah Sirles (@ Sirles71_HSKR) March 2, 2020
“The decision does not come easy, but with two significant ankle surgeries last year, my wife and I have made the decision to see what the future holds for our family,” Sirles wrote in his announcement.