PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Eagles have seemingly filled a massive hole in their secondary. On Friday, the Birds reportedly signed former Vikings safety Anthony Harris, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Schefter reports it’s a one-year deal worth $5 million.READ MORE: Police: 9-Year-Old Boy Shot When Gunman Fires Into Olney Home
Vikings’ free-agent safety Anthony Harris is signing a one-year, $5 million deal with the Eagles, @DrewJRosenhaus tells ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 19, 2021
With Jalen Mills moving on to New England and Rodney McLeod returning from a torn ACL, the Eagles are desperate for safety help.
Harris, 29, has been one of the best safeties in the NFL over the past few seasons, according to Pro Football Focus. PFF gave Harris a 90.6 grade since 2018, tied for best in the league.
Anthony Harris is signing a one-year $5M deal with the Eagles, per @JosinaAnderson
Harris: 90.6 PFF Grade since 2018 (T-1st) pic.twitter.com/6UgRLJy5JnREAD MORE: Byron McDonald II Suspected In Killing 2-Year-Old Son's Mother, Grandmother, Police Say
— PFF (@PFF) March 19, 2021
The six-year veteran posted a career-high six interceptions in 2019 with 11 passes defended. In 2020, Harris posted a career-best 104 tackles.
The durable veteran has played in no less than 14 games in each of the past five seasons.
The Harris signing comes a day after the Eagles signed another safety — former Buccaneer Andrew Adams.
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Also in the mix is 2020 fourth-rounder K’Von Wallace.