Harris had four tackles and two interceptions in Sunday's loss at Chicago. He played all 74 of the defense's snaps.
Harris got a third consecutive start at safety and has made a strong impression by also grading well in pass coverage. He could stick as a starter the rest of the season.
Harris was announced as the starter at safety in place of the injured Andrew Sendejo (groin) for Sunday's game against the Lions, Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune reports.
Harris logged a season high 49 defensive snaps in a Week 8 loss to the Saints, earning the nod as a starter this week over George Iloka and Jayron Kearse.
Harris (hamstring) was a full participant at practice Wednesday.
Harris was inactive for last Thursday's loss to the Rams with the hamstring injury he sustained Week 3. The 26-year-old should resume his reserve duties at free safety behind Harrison Smith.
Harris (hamstring) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Rams.
Harris has been largely relegated to special teams thus far, so his absence is unlikely to have a large impact on Minnesota's defense Thursday. Harrison Smith should continue to dominate snaps at the free safety position.
Harris was a key depth player for the Vikings in 2017, drawing three starts in place of injured and later suspended Andrew Sendejo. The fourth-year safety also played 57-of-133 defensive snaps in Minnesota's two playoff games last season. He will likely fill a similar role in 2018.
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|14||12/10/18||@ SEA||8:15 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
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