Vikings will hold onto Anthony Harris

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The Vikings have some big work to do at quarterback over the next week and they took some time to take care of a smaller detail this week.

Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports that the team will hold onto safety Anthony Harris. The Vikings will tender Harris, who is set for exclusive rights free agency, a one-year deal for $705,000. Harris can’t leave for another team once that tender is in place, so it’s no surprise that Tomasson adds that he’s going to sign the tender.

Harris went undrafted in 2015 and played four games as a rookie. He’s played in every game the last two years and has made six starts, including three in place of Andrew Sendejo during the 2017 season.

Harris had 18 tackles and a forced fumble in those appearances and made 11 more tackles in the Vikings’ two postseason games.

15 responses to “Vikings will hold onto Anthony Harris

  1. Good signing. He just needs a little more seasoning and he will end up the starter along side The Hitman after Sendejo leaves.

  2. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    March 8, 2018 at 2:09 pm
    Good signing. He just needs a little more seasoning and he will end up the starter along side The Hitman after Sendejo leaves.

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    I sure hope Harrison plays better next year than he did against the Eagles when he got smoked all game, looked like a little girl out there.. Don’t believe me? watch it for yourself.

  3. Played well against the Rams , got bent over by the Eagles but then again the whole team did. They have trouble with staying in coverage during extended plays. That’s the Achilles of the Vikings.

  4. kingthielenscourt says:
    March 8, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    I sure hope Harrison plays better next year than he did against the Eagles when he got smoked all game, looked like a little girl out there.. Don’t believe me? watch it for yourself.

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    You hope one of the best safeties in the league plays better than the, basically, one terrible game he’s had? Bold statement.

  5. “You hope one of the best safeties in the league plays better than the, basically, one terrible game he’s had? Bold statement.”

    Yep, he disappeared when it mattered the most. As did the rest of the defense.

  6. At best he’s a great special teams player, and at worst, a capable fill-in at safety. And the price is right.

  7. vikesfansteve says:
    March 8, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    They have trouble with staying in coverage during extended plays. That’s the Achilles of the Vikings.
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    And every other team. Are there a lot of defenses that can maintain tight coverage when the quarterback has five seconds to throw?

  8. If he played like his hair is on fire like Sendejo does he would start.
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    Maybe THAT caused the Viking secondary to look like the Keystone Cops in Philly?

  9. Adam thielen guy Foles had all day to to picjk out a receiver. Don’t put that on the db’s. Watch the game. No pass rush. With Griffen hurt he did little and the others did the same. Add to that the Eagles pulled out a trick play when they were already up big. Not sure H. Smith was the problem that day. They couldn’t get off the field on 3rd down. That was the story and that part wasn’t just on the db’s but LB’s too.

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