Vikings Sign Former Packers RB DuJuan Harris to One-Year Deal


There is news to report about the Vikings making a move with a running back…but don’t worry, it’s not the news a lot of fans have been dreading.

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While the Adrian Peterson situation remains in an apparent holding pattern, the Vikings continue their endless roster tweaking by reportedly bringing in former Packers RB DuJuan Harris on a one-year deal.

Originally signed by the Jaguars as a UDFA out of Troy, Harris has spent four years in the league between Jacksonville, Pittsburgh and the Packers.

Harris was signed to the Packers practice squad in 2012 after spending a week making ends meet as a car salesman. Harris made it to the Packers’ active roster in December 2012 and was on the field against the Vikings in the NFC Wild Card game that year.

Not only was Harris on the field, he was a big part of the Packers’ dominating win over the Joe Webb-led Vikings, totalling 100 yards from scrimmage with a touchdown.

Things went off the rails for Harris in 2013 however when his season was wiped out by a knee injury. He returned for 2014 but saw only limited action with Eddie Lacy and James Starks eating up most of the snaps at RB.

On March 10 of this year, Harris’ agent announced that the Packers had declined to extend a qualifying tender offer to Harris, making him a free agent.

With the Harris signing (which hasn’t become official yet) the Vikings now have him, Matt Asiata, Jerick McKinnon, Joe Banyard, Henry Josey and Dominique Williams on the roster at RB. Adrian Peterson of course is officially on the exempt list.

Does the signing of Harris mean a Peterson trade is imminent? Some will no doubt read it that way. We’ll see.

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