A short while ago, the Vikings announced a couple more moves:
The #Vikings have tendered one-year contracts to Restricted Free Agents S Anthony Harris and T Rashod Hill.— Vikings PR (@VikingsPR) March 11, 2019
Harris will receive a second-round tender and Hill will receive a right-of-first-refusal tender.
The offers are as they sound. For Harris, if a team wants to sign him, they can. But if they do, they will pay the Iron Price:
#Vikings are tendering Anthony Harris for a second-year tender worth $3.095 million.— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) March 11, 2019
With the glut of safety talent already on the free agent market, I’d be surprised if another team goes that route and sacrifices a second rounder to get him. On the flip side, though, Harris was rated as one of the best safeties in the NFL by PFF last year, and essentially trading him for a second round pick might seem like a good deal to a team. With the Vikings cap situation, someone could offer more than the Vikings could afford.
For Rashod Hill, the Vikings are letting the rest of the league set his market value. at least in a sense. Per Chris Tomasson:
#Vikings also have announced that they have tendered restricted free agent tackle Rashod Hill. That has been expected to be for $2.025 million.— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) March 11, 2019
He’s a decent backup option, but Minnesota doesn’t want to overpay him. If someone else does, so be it. If not, he’ll be back with the Vikings.
So, we’ve gone from zero to 100 here on legal tampering day. To recap: ANdrew Sendejo and Mike Remmers have been cut, there are trade rumors about Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes, and the Vikings have now tendered Anthony Harris and Rashod Hill.