Browns Exploring Trade For Vikings S Anthony Harris

The Browns are exploring a trade for Vikings safety Anthony Harris, reports Mary Kay Cabot of It would take at least a third-rounder to get a deal done, “and probably a second.”

The 28-year-old was slapped with the franchise tag on Monday, but there were whispers that the Vikings were going to try to tag-and-trade the defensive back. Harris is set to make $11.44MM next season. As Cabot points out, the Browns have the ammo to get a deal done. The team currently owns one second-rounder (#41) and a pair of thirds (#74, #97).

Harris has a natural connection to Cleveland, as he played under Browns pass game coordinator and defensive backs coach Jeff Howard in Minnesota. Browns head coach (and former Vikings offensive coordinator) Kevin Stefanski is also familiar with the long-time Vikings safety.

The former undrafted free agent has evolved into a starter in Minnesota, as he started a career-high 14 games in 2019. He finished the campaign with 60 tackles, 11 passes defended, and six interceptions.

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10 comments on “Browns Exploring Trade For Vikings S Anthony Harris

  1. jb19

    He’s a safety and are plenty of options. Don’t be dumb and multiple high picks for him.

  2. Bdd1967

    You’re talking about the Browns…they’ll give up a 2 and both 3’s lol!!

    • jb19

      This is a GM that comes from a strategy of hoarding and accumulating picks, but you know, you can leave your comments on here anyway.

  3. ruckus727

    One third rounder. And maybe a late rounder. I think a 3 and a 7 get it done. And he’s worth that.

  4. Daniel

    I had Cleveland taking Harris for one of their 3rd round picks plus their 6th.

  5. pdubs2907

    I like Landry, but he has a huge contract. No way they’d trade Diggs and then trade for Landry, who makes more than Diggs.

  6. pdubs2907

    I hope the Vikes don’t trade him for less than a 2nd round pick, but they may take a 3rd if they decide that they don’t think they can sign him to a long term deal. He’s a very good player and apparently a really hard worker.

  7. Wade Herbers

    Played great last year. Hope its a #2nd round pick or at least a #3 and #6

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