EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Mike Harris has been a major asset for Minnesota's offensive line.

His 6-foot-5, 340-pound frame is helpful, of course, but his versatility is really coming in handy for the Vikings.

Harris was a tackle in college at UCLA who lined up on different sides from snap to snap, so he came with experience switching spots. When the Vikings claimed him off waivers last year from San Diego, Harris became the primary backup tackle and started the last five games on the right side after Phil Loadholt was hurt.

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This season, there was an opening at right guard, and Harris was asked this summer to try it. The experiment worked. Harris has been a steady presence on a front five in need of one.