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Anthony Harris Signs Franchise Tender Offer


EAGAN, Minn. — Anthony Harris signed his franchise tender offer, the Vikings announced Monday.

Minnesota placed the franchise tag on Harris in March. The signing means Harris will play the 2020 season on fully guaranteed, one-year contract that pays an average of the five largest salaries at the safety position.

Harris tied for the league-lead with six interceptions in 2019 and has nine picks in the past two seasons. He also had 60 total tackles (team stats) with a tackle for loss, a fumble recovery and 11 passes defensed in 2019.

Harris joined the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2015 and developed into a special teams standout before blossoming as a starter paired with Harrison Smith. He has started 31 games for the Vikings, including 23 in the past two seasons.

The 28-year-old expressed his excitement for the 2020 season on social media and noted that his representation will try and work with the Vikings on a long-term deal.

"During the past five years, Minnesota has become home," Harris wrote, "and is where I want to continue to develop as a player only having scratched the surface!

"I am continuing to focus on what it takes to be successful both as a team and as an individual," Harris added. "I am excited for the new challenge the 2020 season will bring, but I am most excited for the opportunity to help bring a Super Bowl to Minnesota and the best fans in the country."