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Minnesota Vikings Sign Running Back DuJuan Harris

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Well, if the Minnesota Vikings have done nothing else in free agency, at least they made a move to shore up their #4 #5 running back spot.

#5 #6 if Adrian Peterson comes back.

The Vikings announced on Thursday that they had reached a 1-year, $660,000 agreement with running back DuJuan Harris, formerly of the. . .sigh. . .Green Bay Packers. Harris was originally signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars after going undrafted in 2011, where he saw action in five games. He was released during training camp in 2012, and spent four days with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was then signed by the Packers in October of 2012.

Harris was an exclusive rights free agent that was not tendered by the Packers. The $660,000 represents the salary he would have made in Green Bay had he been tendered, according to Ben Goessling of

Over the course of his four-year National Football League career, he's carried the ball 59 times for 263 yards. . .or approximately half of what Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata rushed for last year.


Hopefully, for their next trick, the Vikings can sign someone that will be something more than a camp body. Keep your fingers crossed.

EDIT: I forgot about running back Henry Josey when I was doing the Vikings' RB depth chart in my head. The first couple of sentences have been changed to accurately reflect Harris' position on that depth chart.