Harris made 10 tackles (two solo) in Sunday's loss to the 49ers. Harris is off to a solid start with his new team after the career year he put up in Minnesota last season. He was the only Eagle to play all of his team's defensive snaps in the ballgame, so with that kind of opportunity, some big plays should be forthcoming.
The Eagles and Harris agreed to a contract Friday, NFL reporter Josina Anderson reports. Harris arrives in Philadelphia to a secondary lacking much depth at safety and with Rodney McLeod just three months into his recovery from a torn ACL. Depending on how the Eagles proceed this offseason, Harris is poised to be the Week 1 starter at free safety after back-to-back productive campaigns in Minnesota. During that stretch, he totaled 164 tackles (93 solo), 18 pass defenses, six interceptions, one fumble recovery and one touchdown in 30 games.
Harris completed his 2020 campaign with 104 tackles (58 solo) and seven passes defended through 16 games. After six years with the Vikings, Harris has developed into a steady member of the secondary, reaching career highs in tackles and defensive snaps (1,075) this past season. His tackle tally also surpassed triple digits for the first time in his career. It remains to be seen if Minnesota will use the franchise tag on Harris for a second consecutive season, but the 29-year-old finally may have earned that lucrative contract he's been seeking, whether it's with the Vikings or another team.
Harris had eight total tackles in Sunday's 43-34 loss to Green Bay. He struggled in pass coverage, giving up two receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown on five targets, according to Pro Football Focus. Minnesota's secondary struggled Sunday with a young set of cornerbacks torched by Aaron Rodgers. Harris may have been overcompensating for their struggles, but he also had a few key errors and a likely blown assignment on a big play. He should continue to put up solid tackle totals as the starting safety next to Harrison Smith.
Harris is scheduled for an $11.44 million salary under the Vikings' franchise tag in 2020, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Harris and the Vikings failed to complete a long-term contract before Wednesday's deadline for franchise-tagged players. The 28-year-old could still be traded, but it's more likely he plays out the season in Minnesota. Harris enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2019, tying for the NFL lead with six interceptions while earning PFF's No. 1 grade among safeties.
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