Vikings place Franchise Tag on former UVA safety Anthony Harris

Former UVA football star Anthony Harris has been franchised by the Vikings, and his one-year deal is expected to be around $11.4 million.

Vikings place Franchise Tag on former UVA safety Anthony Harris
Former UVA football star Anthony Harris (Source: WVIR)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The Minnesota Vikings have placed the Franchise Tag on former UVA football star Anthony Harris.

The safety tied for the NFL lead with six interceptions last season.

His one-year contract is expected to be around $11.4-million dollars next year.

The tag prevents Harris from reaching unrestricted free agency, but they could still work out a long-term deal, or a trade.

Harris was not selected in the 2015 NFL Draft after his senior season at UVA, but he made the Vikings’ roster as an undrafted rookie free agent.

The five-year pro started 14-games last year, and had a career-high 60-tackles.

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