11:18am: Harris has confirmed to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press (Twitter link) that he simply signed his one-year RFA tender.
10:34am: The Vikings have re-signed offensive tackle Mike Harris to a new contract, the team announced today (Twitter link). Harris, who had been eligible for restricted free agency, received a one-year tender offer from the team worth $1.542MM, but it sounds as if the two sides may have worked out a new deal entirely, perhaps for more than just one season.
Harris, 26, played two seasons for the Chargers before spending the 2014 campaign with the Vikings, and has earned a handful of starts in each of his three years in the NFL. The UCLA product, who took over as Minnesota’s right tackle down the stretch last season, has started 17 of the 32 games he has played since entering the league.
The Vikings figure to continue to utilize Harris as a swing tackle going forward, though his versatility means he could get the opportunity to earn a starting job somewhere along the offensive line in camp.