Mike Harris has received interest from the New York Giants and may reject the Vikings’ two-year contract offer.
It was reported this weekend that free agent right guard Mike Harris had been offered a two-year deal by the Minnesota Vikings worth $3.5 million and that Harris hoped to make a decision by Monday on whether to take the deal.
But Harris may now want to take a little more time mulling over whether to accept the Vikings’ offer because he reportedly is garnering interest from at least one other team.
According to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer-Press, Harris has popped up on the New York Giants’ radar screens.
The 27-year-old Harris was a surprise pick to start at right guard last year for Minnesota and rewarded the Vikings’ faith by being arguably their best and most consistent offensive lineman.
With the Vikings’ offensive line seemingly in flux, Harris was one player the team likely really wanted to lock up. It’s no surprise the Vikings moved quickly to offer him a deal but given the way Harris played last year it’s also no surprise that at least one other team is ready to jump in.
The offensive line has been at the center of both news and speculation all day Monday. Earlier it was reported that the Vikings have signed Phil Loadholt to a new one-year deal worth $2 million. It was also reported that the Vikes have shown interest in Cleveland Browns free agent right tackle Mitchell Schwartz.
Oh, and the Vikings still have to make a decision on what to do with Matt Kalil ahead of the Wednesday deadline when his $11.1 million salary becomes guaranteed.