The Carolina Panthers signed free-agent guard Jeremiah Sirles to a contract, the team announced on Friday.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed for Sirles, who spent his last three seasons with the Minnesota Vikings after being signed by the then-San Diego Chargers in 2014 out of Nebraska.
The 26-year-old Sirles started four games and played in 14 last season with the Vikings. He helped the club rank seventh in the NFL in rushing yards with 122.3 yards per game. In his starts, Minnesota averaged 132.0 rushing yards per game, nearly 10 yards more than the season average.