Vikings Offer Tender to OL Mike Harris, Not LB Dom DeCicco


The Vikings had just three restricted free agents to make decisions on coming into this year’s free agency period, and those decisions have now all been made.

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Decision 1: Bring back RFA RB Matt Asiata on a one-year deal, keeping the short yardage back off the market.

Decision 2: Offer a low tender to OT Mike Harris, giving the team right of first refusal. The tender offer is worth $1.542 million per Mark Craig of the Star-Tribune.

Decision 3: Refuse to offer a tender to LB Dom DeCicco, allowing him to become a free agent.

Harris was signed off waivers by the Vikings last August to give them some desperately needed depth at tackle, and ended up playing way more than anyone expected after a rash of injuries struck the offensive line. He didn’t perform all that well frankly, but he was good enough to convince the Vikings they should at least give themselves right of first refusal by tendering him.

DeCicco was signed last offseason as a potential backup linebacker/special teams contributor but had his season cut short by hip surgery. He’s now free to pursue other opportunities.

With that business cleaned up, Rick Spielman can now turn his attention to the truly important work of sitting back waiting for the first round of free agency to end so he can begin signing second-tier players.

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