•   
  •   
  •   

Offbeat Report: Vikings asked Joe Berger to come out of retirement

00:30  10 august  2018
00:30  10 august  2018 Source:   profootballrumors.com

Social Security will not protect retirees from rising income inequality, study finds

  Social Security will not protect retirees from rising income inequality, study finds Wealthier retirees will soon be doing even better, while lower-income older people will struggle more than they already are, according to the Urban Institute.That's the takeaway from a new report by the Urban Institute, a progressive think tank in Washington, D.C., and funded by the Department of Labor, which analyzed how rising inequality will shape the landscape of American retirement.

Vikings OL Berger retires after 13 NFL seasons. Ravens not ruling it out . 17hJamison Hensley. How Matt Nagy will better utilize Tarik Cohen in Bears' offense. Vikings ' Joe Berger announces retirement . Facebook. ESPN's Courtney Cronin and The Associated Press contributed to this report .

playing in 31 out of 32 games over the next two seasons, starting 20 of them.[4] He was released on September 5, 2011, before the ^ Free Agency: Vikings Re-Sign Backup Lineman Joe Berger To 1-Year Deal. ^ Patra, Kevin (March 23, 2018). " Joe Berger announces retirement after 13 seasons".

a baseball player holding a bat in front of a crowd © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

In need of a guard after Nick Easton‘s neck surgery, the Vikings reached out to retired lineman Joe Berger to see if he would be willing to come out of retirement, a source tells Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press (on Twitter). However, Berger informed the team that he plans to stay retired. 

Berger, 36, didn’t hang up his cleats due to lack of interest. Both the Vikings and the Lions had standing offers out to Berger this spring, while at least two other unidentified clubs may have also been involved in talks. However, we heard all throughout 2017 that Berger was expected to retire after the season, and he ultimately followed through on his plan.

The High Price People Pay for Retiring Earlier Than They Expect

  The High Price People Pay for Retiring Earlier Than They Expect People who expected to retire before age 61 tended to retire at their expected retirement age or slightly later, while those who planned to retire after 61 tended to retire early, says WSJ Wealth Expert David Blanchett.While retirement ages have been rising recently, there is still a significant gap in actual and expected retirement ages--with about 50% of people retiring earlier than expected, with an average gap of approximately three years.

With Joe Berger 's retirement , the Vikings have a hole to fill at guard. In January, during the Vikings ’ playoff run, his pending retirement was brought up again, a decision he said he’d make in the offseason “if anybody even wants me back.”

It was reported that offensive lineman Joe Berger reportedly had offers on the table from the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions in free agency heading into Berger announced his retirement in a statement on Twitter that was shared by Tom Pelissero of NFL.com, NFL Network, and 1500ESPN.

A former sixth-round pick, Berger started at least ten games only one time during the first decade of his career before signing with Minnesota in 2015. Berger then became a fixture on the Vikings’ front five, starting 46 games over the next three campaigns. Capable of playing both center and guard, Berger was still effective in 2017, as Pro Football Focus graded him as the NFL’s No. 23 guard among 77 qualifiers.

The Vikings would have loved to get another season out of Berger, but he’ll move on to other endeavors instead. And, with that, the Vikings will have to move on in their search for interior line help.

Related slideshow: Biggest question for all 32 NFL teams (Provided by CBS Sports) 

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and head coach Bill Belichick look on during warm ups before the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium on Jan. 21, 2018 in Foxborough, Mass. The biggest question for all 32 NFL teams: From Eli's future to the Brady-Belichick feud

Vikings honor Sparano with moment of silence, touching ceremony .
Earlier this summer, the Minnesota Vikings lost a beloved member of their team when offensive line coach Tony Sparano passed away. On Saturday ahead of their second preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team honored Sparano with a tremendous ceremony that began with a moment of silence.Holding a moment of silence in memory of Tony Sparano followed by a tribute video. #Vikingspic.twitter.com/RZe4qiX2K9— Zach Maron (@Zach_maron) August 18, 2018This season, we're doing it for Tony. pic.twitter.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!