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Kalil, Harris Returning to Vikings O-Line

View some of the best images of the offensive linemen from 2015.

The Vikings announced Wednesday that they re-signed guard Mike Harris, who played in every game last season.

Left tackle Matt Kalil will also be back, meaning every member of last season's offensive line will be back next season.

Matt Vensel of the Star Tribune looked at what the return of both players means for the Vikings.

That means the team's starting five offensive linemen will be back in 2016, and the Vikings are hoping for healthy returns from center John Sullivan and right tackle Phil Loadholt.

Kalil, a first-round pick in 2012, has started 64 consecutive regular-season games for the Vikings and has made a Pro Bowl. He'll be back for a fifth season in purple and gold in 2016.

The Vikings exercised a fifth-year option on the left tackle from USC.

Vikings ownership group backs free agency plan 

Some teams prefer to make a big splash in free agency while others just dip their toes into the water.

The Associated Press said that no matter what the Vikings do, the Wilf family will always support the team's free agent ideology.

"We are not going to make a splash just to make a splash, but if it can make our team better we will do what we have to do," Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf said.

"We have told the football guys they have our backing and the resources to do whatever they need to do and what they feel is best to get us a winner."

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