With NFL free agency starting on 9 March, the Minnesota Vikings appear to be making moves to shore a few minor things up before they answer some of their major questions.
Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press is reporting that the Vikings have offered guard Mike Harris a two-year contract worth $3.5 million. Harris' camp confirmed the story to Tomasson. Harris has said that he doesn't know whether he'll accept the deal for that amount, but he does want to reach a deal by Monday to stay in Minnesota.
Harris was picked up by the Vikings following the final training camp cuts in 2014 when he was released by the San Diego Chargers. He started several games at right tackle following a season-ending injury to Phil Loadholt, and was thrown into the competition for a starting spot at right guard in 2015 that he ultimately won. He was one of the few bright spots on the Minnesota offensive line last season, as the Minnesota Moving Company (™ Paul Allen) had numerous issues, both injury and performance-based.
The Vikings still have to answer some pretty big questions about guys like Loadholt, Matt Kalil, and Mike Wallace, but it doesn't sound like they're going to have much of an issue getting Harris back into the fold for 2016.