The Vikings gave S Anthony Harris the franchise tag in 2020. This offseason, that appeared unlikely to come about again.
Harris regressed this previous year, tallying zero interceptions just after obtaining 6 in the frequent season in 2019. Minnesota did not give Harris the tag and the safety ended up going for walks this offseason.
Exit Harris, enter Xavier Woods. The Vikings went out and replaced their previous protection by signing Woods.
Woods performed for Dallas in all 4 of his NFL seasons. He didn’t perform wonderful this earlier year, but neither did most of the players all over him on the Cowboys. Becoming on an improved defense could lead to a comeback year.
Woods wore No. 25 for the Cowboys. Now, he’ll don No. 23 for the Vikings in 2021.
Woods will likely be paired with fellow protection Harrison Smith. It would choose a great deal for a rookie or another absolutely free agent to start out around Woods. Assuming Woods enhances and Smith doesn’t decrease, the Vikings protection will be menacing again deep.