OL Mike Harris re-signs with Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings continue to improve and solidify their offensive line, coming to terms with veteran Mike Harris to return to the team.

After multiple reports going out about the Minnesota Vikings being close to closing a one-year deal with offensive lineman Mike Harris, the team announced the deal late Wednesday afternoon.

The Vikings had tried to sign Harris to a two-year deal earlier, but the two sides could not come to an agreement.

Harris, 27, told Viking Update over the weekend that he wanted to return to Minnesota all along but was looking for a better deal. He shortened the deal from two years to one after the Vikings agreed to terms with Alex Boone. He said that he is excited about the direction the team is moving in and he’s excited about the new stadium that the Vikings will be playing in this season.

This is the second free-agent offensive lineman that the Vikings agreed to terms with after doing the same with Boone earlier Wednesday. The plan now seems to be that Boone will come in and be starter at left guard.

That means that Harris will get the opportunity to compete for the starting position at right guard with Brandon Fusco or the starting right tackle job with Phil Loadholt and T.J. Clemmings.

Harris played well last year as the Vikings’ starting right guard and is now going to use this one-year deal as a prove-it year in hopes of earning a long-term contract next season with either the Vikings or another team. 

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