Harris intercepted two passes and recovered a fumble in Sunday's win over the Falcons.
Falcons QB Matt Ryan was only picked off seven times in the entire 2018 season, but Harris was a menace in the season opener and snagged two of his passes, including one in the end zone. This is Harris' first full season as a starter -- he had six pass breakups and three interceptions in a situational role last year -- and he looks to have high upside. However, it'll be tough to force turnovers on the road against the Packers in Week 2.
Harris officially signed his one-year tender offer with the Vikings on Monday.
The second-round tender is worth $3.1 million for 2019, after which Harris will have a chance to become an unrestricted free agent next offseason. The 27-year-old projects to start at strong safety next to Harrison Smith.
Harris received a second-round tender from the Vikings on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Harris logged 46 tackles, six passes defended and three interceptions last season after replacing Andrew Sendejo as the Vikings' starting strong safety Week 6. Minnesota has elected not to pick up Sendejo's contract option for 2019, indicating that Harris has a clear path to the starting job.
Harris will serve as Vikings' starting strong safety moving forward following Andrew Sendejo's (groin) placement on injured reserve.
Harris has played well in the secondary since seeing his first defensive snaps against the Cardinals in Week 6, racking up 17 tackles (10 solo) along with three interceptions over the last six games. The fourth-year safety's strong play will likely net him the starting gig for the rest of 2018, providing Harris with an opportunity to prove that he can hold down a safety spot, which could make him a valuable asset on the open market after the season.
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 (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice and is questionable for Thursday's game against the Rams, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.
Harris is behind Harrison Smith in the free safety pecking order and has remained strictly in special teams so far. He has yet to record a tackle.
Harris (hamstring) was a limited participant during Tuesday's practice.
Harris seemingly tweaked his hamstring during one of his 18 special teams snaps Sunday against the Bills. Even if Harris is active in Week 4, starting free safety Harrison Smith figures to dominate playing time again, relegating Harris to special teams' duties.
Harris will sign a one-year tender with the Vikings, Chris Tomasson of the Twin Cities Pioneer Press reports.
Harris was a key depth player for the Vikings in 2017, drawing three starts in place of injured and subsequently 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.
Harris had seven total tackles, forced and recovered a fumble and had a pass defensed in Sunday's win over the Rams.
Harris started at strong safety in place of the injured Andrew Sendejo and made a significant impact. He stripped the ball away from Cooper Kupp as he was about to score a touchdown in a play that likely changed the game. He may return to a more limited role this week if Sendejo can return from groin/hamstring ailments.
Harris (hamstring) will start at strong safety in place of Andrew Sendejo (groin/hamstring), Andrew Krammer reports.
With Andrew Sendejo (groin/hamstring) sidelined for the third time in five games, Harris will get another start. Harris saw significant snaps Week 6 against the Packers and Week 8 against the Browns, but totaled a combined five tackles in the contests. He may not make a great fill-in IDP option as a result.
Harris (hamstring) was a full participant in Friday's practice and isn't listed on the Vikings' injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Rams, Chris Corso of the Vikings' official site reports.
With Harris in the clear for the Week 11 matchup, it's expected that he'll step into a starting role at safety with Andrew Sendejo (groin/hamstring) sidelined for the third time in five games, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Harris saw significant snaps Week 6 against the Packers and Week 8 against the Browns, put totaled a combined five tackles in the contests. He won't make for a strong speculative IDP play this week.
Harris (hamstring) is active for Sunday's contest against the Redskins.
Harris was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but was able to participate in full on Friday. He's expected to see his typical role as a backup secondary player in Minnesota.
Harris started at strong safety and had three total tackles in Sunday's win over Cleveland.
Harris got the start with Andrew Sendejo serving a one-game suspension. He'll move to a reserve role in Week 10 after a bye week.
Harris started at strong safety and had two total tackles in Sunday's win over Green Bay.
Harris took over at strong safety with Andrew Sendejo out with a groin injury. While Harris had just two tackles, he played all 66 snaps of the defense's snaps, suggesting he could be a sneaky IDP option at safety if Sendejo remains sidelined.
Harris will start at strong safety with Andrew Sendejo out with a groin injury, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
The Vikings may split Sendejo's usual workload on defense between Harris, Terence Newman and Jayron Kearse, however. But Harris will get the first shot at replacing Sendejo.
Harris (leg) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Few details were ever offered on the severity of the injury, but it appears Harris will be ready for Monday night's game against the Saints. The 25-year-old will start the season as a reserve safety behind starter Harrison Smith.
Harris is out with a leg injury.
It's still somewhat unknown how long he'll be out for, as the team hasn't released many details regarding his status. Harris is expected to be a serviceable safety this season, and the injury isn't expected to impact his role in the long run.
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|5||10/6/19||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|7||10/20/19||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|9||11/3/19||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|10||11/10/19||@ DAL||8:20 pm|
|Bye: Week 12|
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|15||12/15/19||@ LAC||8:20 pm|
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