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Anthony Harris emerges as an intriguing trade possibility

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Vikings’ ball-hawking safety may be available through trade

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Earlier this month, our esteemed Kenneth Arthur, a fine writer, actor and, overall, a swell fella, wrote about the virtues of the Raiders pursuing Minnesota Vikings ball-hawking safety Anthony Harris in free agency.

It was a gem of an article and a great idea. Seemingly, that dream died when the Vikings’ gave Harris the franchise tag.

Not so fast, says the NFL Network.

The site reported that the Vikings may be interested in trading Harris. And, get this, the price tag is reasonable, a mid-or-late round pick.

So, the Raiders could send Minnesota fourth-or-fifth-round pick and a solid piece to their secondary.

A safety pairing of Johnathan Abram and Harris in addition to the Cory Littleton and Nick Kwiatkowski agreements and the Raiders’ defense could be on its way.

Yes, Harris would command a big contract, but the Raiders can afford another one this offseason. The guy had six interceptions last year and would be a huge upgrade for the Raiders.

It is more than worth it for the Raiders to give a call to the Vikings about this possibility.