6 free-agent defensive tackles the Vikings could sign in 2021

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Roy Robertson-Harris

Although Roy Robertson-Harris played in just eight games for the Chicago Bears in 2020 after a shoulder injury ended his campaign early, he could be a high-value pickup by the Minnesota Vikings with a full return to health. The versatile defensive lineman can make a big impact when given the opportunity and the former UTEP star has already shown how productive he can be with good quality players around him.

This is an environment the Vikings could provide with Michael Pierce and Danielle Hunter coming back into the fold next time around. Adding Robertson-Harris – someone who can play on the interior or the edge in certain packages – has the potential to give Minnesota another stout presence against the run who is capable of generating pressure in opposing backfields.

Robertson-Harris’ career stats of 7.5 sacks, 75 tackles, 30 quarterback hits, and nine tackles for loss might not seem like much. However, when one considers 1,353 snaps, there could be more to come from the player with an extra bit of responsibility on his shoulders.

Getting him from an NFC North rival has the potential to further aid Minnesota’s cause. But with money tight, those in power making the decisions for the Vikings have no margin for error this offseason.