“It’s a place where I feel like I can grow as a player. [The Vikings have] a great coaching staff, especially (offensive coordinator) Norv Turner. Offensively, it’s just going to get better this year and I just want to be part of it. I’m just happy they have the confidence in me and they believe in me and want me on the team.’’
The tackle proved an asset for Minnesota during the 2014 season; he started five games in the right tackle position after Phil Loadholt was sidelined with a torn pectoral muscle. He’s a flexible option to have on the roster, and he told the Vikings he’s prepared to play where needed. This may be helpful since the team released guard Charlie Johnson.
Mike Harris says can play left guard if Vikings need him Filled in a little there in 14 “If that’s where I’m needed I can play any position”
— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) March 17, 2015
Harris originally played for San Diego and was claimed off waivers by the Vikings in August. The fact that he formerly played for Turner and has experience with his coaching style has made him a strong role player for Minnesota.
Details of the contract have not been released, but Harris would have made $1.542 million under the RFA tender.