The Raiders gave safety Erik Harris a low contract tender heading into his restricted free agency.
He'll never play a snap on that deal.
Harris agreed on terms of a two-year, $6.5 million deal with $2.5 million guaranteed, a league source said Friday morning.
That was easy money allotted. Harris proved a quality defender after years pigeonholed as a special teams player. He 432 defensive snaps in 2018, after playing just six in his two previous NFL seasons. He excelled playing free safety, where he made four starts including the season's final three.
He'll be in the mix to compete for that job, likely against some imports in free agency or the draft. Harris took the long road to the NFL, taking factory jobs to support his family after leaving the California University of Pennsylvania. He got noticed while playing for the CFL's Hamilton TigerCats, and got his firth NFL gig with New Orleans before getting a real chance to play in Oakland.
The Raiders have cornerback Daryl Worley and Jalen Richard set to enter restricted free agency, and have given both players second-round tenders that make it prohibitive for the competition to sign him away.