Report: Vikings to sign Bills DT Harrison Phillips, release Michael Pierce

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It was a pretty slow start for the Minnesota Vikings in this year’s free agency cycle, especially considering teams like the Jaguars were signing what seemed like every player possible. However, the Vikings made a small splash on Monday night with an addition to their defensive line. 

The Vikings are expected to sign Bills DT Harrison Phillips when free agency officially opens Wednesday afternoon. 

Phillips started in eight games for the Bills in 2021, totaling 51 tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery, all while posting an overall PFF grade of 75.2.

With Phillips reportedly coming to Minnesota, the Vikings are gaining a great locker room presence and a good run-stuffer. The addition also comes with a loss, with Michael Pierce on his way out. 

Pierce only played in eight games over the last two seasons in Minnesota and turns 30 in the middle of the season. Phillips is the younger player at 26 and brings a little bit more value to the Vikings cap situation in 2022. 

There’s likely more news to follow for the Vikings, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Make sure to tune into KFAN 100.3 to get all the scoops this week and stay up to date on 

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