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Vikings Sign N'Keal Harry to Practice Squad, Release Alan Ali

EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings on Monday announced they have signed receiver N'Keal Harry to their practice squad.

In order to make room for Harry, the Vikings released undrafted rookie center Alan Ali.

Harry is rejoining the Vikings nearly a month after he first signed with Minnesota during training camp on Aug. 6 as a free agent.

Harry played in Minnesota's preseason opener at Seattle, catching two passes for 24 yards with a long of 19 against the Seahawks.

Harry was scheduled to play in Minnesota's second preseason game against Tennessee, but he had what Head Coach Kevin O'Connell described as a "soft tissue kind of aggravation in warm-ups."

"We wanted to be smart with him instead of trying to make him push through it," O'Connell said. "That was unfortunate. We wanted to see him tonight."

The Vikings waived Harry with an injury designation on Aug. 24 ahead of the Vikings preseason finale against the Cardinals.

A first-round pick by New England in the 2019 NFL Draft, Harry totaled 57 receptions for 598 yards and four touchdowns on 103 targets with the Patriots from 2019-21.

Chicago traded to acquire Harry in 2022, but he landed on Injured Reserve at the start of the season. He worked his way back and caught seven passes for 116 yards and a touchdown on nine targets by the Bears.

After playing high school football in Chandler, Arizona, Harry played three seasons at Arizona State, totaling 213 receptions for 2,889 yards and 22 touchdowns for the Sun Devils. Harry finished his college career ranked third in program history in receptions and receiving yards.