Eagles signing Anthony Harris to one-year deal

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The market for free agent Anthony Harris had remained quiet until Friday night.

The Eagles will sign the safety to a one-year, $5 million deal, according to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus.

Harris was one of the top remaining players on PFT’s list of top-100 free agents, ranked 12th. His agreement leaves receiver Kenny Golladay as the only available free agent among the top 35 on PFT’s list.

Harris, 29, spent six seasons in Minnesota. He made an NFL-leading six interceptions in 2019.

He played 81 games with 47 starts with the Vikings and leaves after 284 tackles, nine interceptions, 28 pass breakups, a forced fumble and four fumble recoveries.

20 responses to “Eagles signing Anthony Harris to one-year deal

  1. Remember when Tricky Rick world-class tagged a 29 year old safety for $11.4 million instead of taking a 4th round pick for free?

    How that guy escapes heat for the Cousins era is astonishing.

  2. Ball hawking player if there is a pass rush. Good value. Only thing you wonder is if he’s another guy that benefited from zimmers system. Some of these other guys that leave the Vikings defense don’t do as well.

  3. You know, the Vikes did him wrong last year by tagging him. He was going to get a multi year deal with the Giants or Browns with more guaranteed money and they squatted on him hoping to get a draft pick for him. Yeah he got the franchise tag salary for one year, but from now on he’ll probably be playing one year contracts with little guaranteed. So he missed out on his payday. That’s why players hate franchise tags when used in this way. Don’t blame him for not coming back.

  4. Hey played well one year, grats on the contract but year for year Sandejo was better.

  5. Really was invisible last year, but made some plays in 2018.
    His MNF INT on a crosser against GB was one of the most athletic plays I’d seen in a while.
    Good luck to him.

  6. Hopefully he plays well in Philly. Keep him back deep and put k’von in the box.

  7. It’s a good signing. The Eagles have a very good Defensive line that will be able to force QBs into quick and bad throws. If they can get a CB2 to play with opposite D. Slay this secondary might not be as bad as some (me included) have thought. Good price as well.

  8. Salutary pick up by the ‘Birds. Lord knows they need players. The real issue for that club is the quarterback position, where they are hurts-ing.

  9. Harris had 6 INT’s one year and got franchised. Harris isn’t a good tackler but he is okay in pass coverage. Not sure about the Eagles secondary or how big this signing is for them.

  10. BB’s playing chess? He should be scouting QB’s and well WR, RB’s and maybe another $12 mm TE to block

  11. Harris is a good person, intelligent player, and an above-average NFL safety. In MN 2 yrs ago he benefitted from a strong pass rush and an experienced secondary, particularly Harrison Smith. In this circumstances, he’s a pro bowler, and without them, he’s average. The Eagles got a good safety at a great price. As to the Vikes screwing him or franchising him when they shouldn’t have, they rewarded him with a ton of dough for prior year’s performance, he was avg in 2020, and paid the price, so the vikes let him go, get a comp pick and no cap hit.

  12. purpleguy says:
    March 20, 2021 at 1:50 pm
    Harris is a good person, intelligent player, and an above-average NFL safety. In MN 2 yrs ago he benefitted from a strong pass rush and an experienced secondary, particularly Harrison Smith. In this circumstances, he’s a pro bowler, and without them, he’s average. The Eagles got a good safety at a great price. As to the Vikes screwing him or franchising him when they shouldn’t have, they rewarded him with a ton of dough for prior year’s performance, he was avg in 2020, and paid the price, so the vikes let him go, get a comp pick and no cap hit.
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    Hopefully this works out. I think the eagles have a better pass rush than the vikings and the new defensive coordinator, Gannon, coached under zimmer for 3 seasons so there should be familiarity in that defense. We’ll see. . . .

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