Are the Vikings working on another trade before the deadline?

(Photo by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports) Anthony Harris
(Photo by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports) Anthony Harris /

Could another notable Minnesota Vikings player be on their way out?

During his tenure as the general manager of the Minnesota Vikings, Rick Spielman certainly hasn’t shied from making a trade. Especially when it comes time for the NFL Draft each year, Spielman seems to always be looking for the next deal to help improve his roster.

With this season’s trade deadline coming up on November 3 and the Vikings’ playoff chances looking bleak, there’s a good chance that the Minnesota general manager has been spending most of his recent time on the phone with other teams interested in dealing for his players.

There have already been reports of the Vikings being open to trading Kyle Rudolph, Riley Reiff, and even Harrison Smith. Recently, another name was added to the list of players Minnesota is willing to deal before the upcoming deadline.

Minnesota Vikings reportedly open to trading Anthony Harris

Ever since the conclusion of the 2019 season, it seems like current Vikings safety Anthony Harris has been linked to numerous trade rumors. Harris had the franchise tag placed on him back in March and he will hit free agency once again in 2021.

So it wasn’t much of a surprise when Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer reported on Thursday that Minnesota is willing to send Harris to another team before this season’s trade deadline. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler also reported that the Vikings are open to trading their veteran safety if the right offer comes along.

Will Minnesota actually make another deal before this year’s deadline? This was a topic I recently explored on the latest episode of The Viking Age Podcast.

The Vikings have been a part of numerous trade rumors leading up to this season’s deadline. But will they actually make a deal? It’s certainly possible, but multiple members of Minnesota’s locker room and coaching staff still believe this year’s team can go on a run and make the playoffs.

Rudolph recently referenced the 2017 team being counted out after starting 2-2 and then they went on to win eight games in a row. He believes this year’s team has the capabilities to make a similar type of run.

So if this is the case, then the Vikings trading away some of their top players in the middle of the season probably isn’t something they’re going to do. At the same time, if Minnesota is presented with an offer that they just can’t turn down (see Stefon Diggs), then it wouldn’t be a surprise if they made a deal before next week’s deadline.

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