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I wasn't expecting that to happen. I'm assuming that's most of the money we saved with Cousins.

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To add to this:

Which I think would make a lot of sense, with our cap space, we need more picks for long term success of the team.

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holy cow. Total shocker.

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Tag and trade would be great, or just buying time to line up an extension.

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I felt this was incoming. You don't get top talent walk for nothing. 

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11 minutes ago, Heimdallr said:

Tag and trade would be great, or just buying time to line up an extension.

Certainly an option. I'm of the thinking he would've netted a 2021 3rd comp pick. An offer of a 2020 3rd would allow a conversation to unfold IMO. 

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Like I said in NFL General, I'm guessing the conversation went as follows:

Spielman:  "Zim, I've decided to extend Kirk to secure the QB position and free up some cap space."

Zimmer: "If you put that much money into the offensive side of the ball, I want to keep Anthony Harris for my defense."   :D

 

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5 minutes ago, vikingsrule said:

Nice move! Much cheaper than tagging Waynes I would assume.

The two sources I saw had a tag value of ~$16.4M for CBs and ~$12.6M for Safeties. 

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15 minutes ago, vikingsrule said:

Nice move! Much cheaper than tagging Waynes I would assume.

Waynes would have been a very poor tag move. Talent and money POV

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1 hour ago, CriminalMind said:

Waynes would have been a very poor tag move. Talent and money POV

Agreed, if they wanted Waynes it would be on a long-term deal. 1 year of Waynes at 16million (franchise number for CB posted above) is an overpay, while Harris at 11m is in-line with what I think he would get on the open market (per year).

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I wouldn't be against drafting a mid round safety to develop behind for for a year. It's nice clearing up 1 immediate need though

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I like tagging Harris. Because IF we can trade him now, at least we get the pick now to help the 2020 roster. And of course if we keep him, we have a high end starter next to Harry.

But per Doogie on twitter, the Vikings plan right now is to keep Harris. 

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I would expect a contract fairly soon with Harris, if he’s not being traded. 

The Vikings, I believe, have only used the franchise tag twice, with Greenway and Kleinsasser, and neither player actually played on the tag. 

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