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Riley Reiff | Tackle | #71

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 305
College: Iowa
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (23) / DET
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Vikings signed OT Riley Reiff, formerly of the Lions, to a five-year, $58.75 million contract.
The deal includes an $11 million signing bonus and $26.3 million guaranteed. Minnesota had to come out of free agency with at least one quality tackle, and they got one. Reiff played right tackle last season, but he started his career on the left. This contract suggests that is where he will play in Minnesota. The Vikings also added RT Mike Remmers to a line which needed to be rebuilt. Mar 9 - 4:14 PM

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Lions GM Bob Quinn said he has opened "discussions" with impending free agents RT Riley Reiff and RG Larry Warford.

"We don't have anything to announce with them," Quinn said, "but we're working toward that." Despite the talks, both players remain likely to reach free agency. Reiff almost certainly wants a shot at a left tackle job, a spot occupied by 2016 first-rounder Taylor Decker in Detroit, and Warford is reportedly expected to command upwards of $9 million a year. If both players walk, Quinn said he will look to free agency for a veteran presence.
Source: MLive.com
Mar 1 - 6:03 PM

ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein doesn't expect impeding free agent RT Riley Reiff to re-sign with Detroit.

Reiff is expected to market himself as a left tackle after starting the first four seasons of his career there before flipping to right tackle this past season to make room for 2016 first-round LT Taylor Decker. Reiff may not be able to find a suitor to give him a left-tackle gig, but the Lions also have RG Larry Warford as a free agent-to-be. Reiff will likely command $6-8 million per year.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 17 - 8:35 PM

Lions declared RT Riley Reiff, C Travis Swanson, QB Jake Rudock, WR Jace Billingsley, LB Antwione Williams, FB Michael Burton, and CB Alex Carter inactive for Week 18 against the Seahawks.

Reiff (hip) and Swanson (concussion) were both listed questionable, but aren't ready to play. Cornelius Lucas is expected to start at right tackle, with Graham Glasgow remaining at center and Laken Tomlinson at left guard.
Jan 7 - 6:52 PM

Lions RT Riley Reiff (hip) is questionable for Saturday's Wild Card game.

Reiff was limited in practice the last two days. He should start after being close to playing in Week 17. Lions C Travis Swanson (concussion) is also listed as questionable.
Jan 6 - 5:14 PM

Lions RT Riley Reiff (hip) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Reiff missed Week 17 but the return to practice puts him on track to play. The Lions are hoping to have Reiff and C Travis Swanson (concussion) for the Wild Card Round.
Jan 4 - 4:29 PM

Lions RT Riley Reiff (hip) is inactive for Week 17 against the Packers.

Reiff wasn't healthy enough to play after being a late addition to the injury report. It's a downgrade to the right side of Detroit's line. Also inactive for the Lions are QB Jake Rudock, WR Jace Billingsley, CB Alex Carter, FB Michael Burton, LB Antwione Williams, and C Travis Swanson.
Jan 1 - 7:10 PM

Lions RT Riley Reiff (illness) is expected to return after the bye week.

Reiff sat out last week because of an illness, but he should be good to go after the bye week. Reiff has struggled a bit on the right side this season, but his return will still be a boost.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 10:25:00 AM

Lions RT Riley Reiff (illness) has been ruled out for Week 9.

Reiff was initially listed as questionable. His absence is a downgrade in pass protection. Corey Robinson is expected to start in his place.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 05:17:00 PM

The Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett said Riley Reiff "seems like a natural right tackle."

The starter at left tackle the last three seasons, the Lions have seemingly always envisioned Reiff as a better fit on the right side. The selection of Taylor Decker in the first round finally allowed them to make the switch, and Reiff has reportedly shown well in his new position. If RG Larry Warford can rebound, the right side of the offensive line should be much improved this year.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 08:52:00 AM

Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Riley Reiff is adjusting well to right tackle.

Reiff has been the starting left tackle since 2013, but he will cede the job to first-round pick Taylor Decker this season. "He's been great. He'll adapt and adjust," Caldwell said. "I'm certainly pleased with where he is right now." Reiff was a steady if not spectacular player on the left side, and he might be an even better fit at right tackle. If Decker can make a quick transition to the pros, the Lions should be much stronger at tackle this season.
Source: MLive.com
Mon, Jun 6, 2016 11:31:00 AM

The Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett said "in all likelihood" Riley Reiff will remain the Lions' left tackle this season.

The Lions want to move Reiff to the right side, but they struck out in free agency and are not in a good position to land a left tackle in the draft. Notre Dame's Ronnie Stanley will almost certainly be gone by pick No. 16, and Michigan State's Jack Conklin and Ohio State's Taylor Decker are better suited at right tackle. It is very likely Reiff plays out the final year of his rookie deal on the left side.
Mon, Apr 11, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Lions GM Bob Quinn said Riley Reiff remains the team's left tackle "as of right now."

"You know, free agency isn’t over, the draft hasn’t even started," Quinn continued. "There are multiple avenues to add players at not just the offensive line position, but all the other positions." The Lions clearly want to move Reiff to right tackle, but they have yet to find a capable replacement. That could change in the draft.
Thu, Mar 24, 2016 10:10:00 AM

According to the Detroit Free Press, "some in the organization" believe LT Riley Reiff needs to be moved to right tackle.

By "some", we assume it's the higher-up decision makers after the Lions were one of the finalists to sign LT Russell Okung before he picked the Broncos on Thursday. Reiff was a big culprit on a Detroit offensive line that surrendered 44 sacks last season. Unless the Lions can swing a trade or use a high draft pick on one, it appears Reiff is headed back to left tackle this season.
Fri, Mar 18, 2016 09:34:00 AM

Lions GM Bob Quinn said LT Riley Reiff will be back with the team this season.

Reiff carries an $8.07 million cap number in the final year of his rookie deal, and the Lions can clear all of it off the books if they release him. But without an in-house replacement, it doesn't make sense. Reiff struggled badly in pass protection last season and could be moved to guard or even right tackle if the Lions can find an upgrade on Matthew Stafford's blind side.
Wed, Feb 24, 2016 01:41:00 PM

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3Isaac Fruechte
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5Stacy Coley
WR21Adam Thielen
2Laquon Treadwell
3Rodney Adams
4Cayleb Jones
5Mitch Mathews
WR31Jarius Wright
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2David Morgan
3Bucky Hodges
4Kyle Carter
5Nick Truesdell
LT1Riley Reiff
2T.J. Clemmings
3Rashod Hill
LG1Alex Boone
2Willie Beavers
3Danny Isidora
C1Joe Berger
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RG1Pat Elflein
2Zac Kerin
3Austin Shepherd
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2Jeremiah Sirles
3Reid Fragel
4Marquis Lucas
K1Kai Forbath
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