Anthony Harris expended 6 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings right before trekking to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2021.
But that experiment didn’t past extended as Harris was finally released just before the 2022 common period began. And on Wednesday, Harris signed with the Denver Broncos, a crew frequently managed by former Vikings lieutenant George Paton.
Harris, who has performed 95 video games in the NFL even though commencing 61, will curiously be a component of the Broncos practice squad, at minimum for now. Incumbent Broncos protection and Professional Bowler Justin Simmons strike the injured reserve this 7 days, paving the way for Harris’ addition.
The Vikings identified Harris as an undrafted free of charge agent in 2016, and the defender used a several advancement yrs in Mike Zimmer’s protection to claw his way to mini-stardom. In 2019, Harris led the NFL in interceptions and was considered by numerous a Professional Bowl snub. Minnesota retained Harris on the franchise tag in 2020, but his output dipped. He was not a precedence to re-signal in 2021 amid a crunched Vikings salary cap.
In August, the Eagles traded for Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, a security from the New Orleans Saints who properly took Harris’ starting job. The Garnder-Johnson trade manufactured Harris expendable, sending the Virginia alumnus to the totally free agent wire.
In 2021, Harris began 14 online games for the Eagles, tallying a 61.6 quality from Pro Soccer Emphasis. It was a stark departure from his herculean 90.5 rating in 2019 but undoubtedly not terrible. Thus, Harris was bound to signal on somewhere just before too lengthy, and it was Denver who arrived knocking.
The Broncos employ veteran Kareem Jackson and second-year defender Caden Sterns at security, so we shall see if Harris will get any tread in Denver’s protection with a follow-squad phone-up.
Former Vikings Mike Boone and Tom Compton also perform for the Broncos, despite the fact that Compton is on injured reserve.
Denver embarrassingly missing to the Seattle Seahawks in 7 days 1 for the duration of Russell Wilson’s to start with recreation outside of a Seahawks uniform.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the College of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his day-to-day YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs each and every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed responsible pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).