On Tuesday, the Minnesota Vikings kept on doing what they've done for most of the free agency period so far. . .holding on to their own guys and not making a whole lot of a splash.
Offensive tackle Mike Harris is the latest to return to the purple, as he signed a one-year contract on Tuesday morning.
Harris was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of UCLA after the 2012 NFL Draft. After starting 12 games for the Chargers over his first two seasons, he was cut in the last cuts after Training Camp this past season, and was claimed by the Vikings off of waivers. He did an emergency stint at guard for the Vikings against the Buffalo Bills because of injuries, and started the final five games of the season at right tackle after the team lost Phil Loadholt with a pectoral injury.
Harris joins Matt Asiata, Joe Berger, Tom Johnson, and Cullen Loeffler as players that went into the off-season as free agents and chose to return to the Vikings. He figures to be the top backup at both tackle spots going into the 2015 season, pending whatever the Vikings might do in the 2015 NFL Draft.