Vikings’ Harris signs franchise tag

Minnesota Vikings S Anthony Harris signed the franchise tender, the team announced today.

The 28-year-old Harris will make a guaranteed $11.4  million in 2020.

Harris, who started a career-high 14 games for the Vikings last season, led all safeties in interceptions with a career-best six in 2019. The former Virginia Cavalier originally signed with Minnesota as an undrafted free agent in 2015 and has appeared in 65 games with 31 starts, totaling nine interceptions, 21 passes defensed, one forced fumble and four fumble recoveries in his career.

The six-year veteran earned his lone career NFC Defensive Player of the Week award in Week 1 of the 2019 season when securing five tackles, two interceptions and one fumble recovery against the Atlanta Falcons at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 8, 2019.

Minnesota and Harris have until July 15 to come together on a long-term deal.

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