ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders have signed safety Erik Harris to a two-year contract.

Harris was eligible to become a restricted free agent next week before agreeing to the new deal Friday that reportedly is worth up to $6.5 million with $2.5 million in guaranteed money.

Harris started his professional career in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, whom he recorded 79 tackles, three interceptions and three sacks with from 2013-2015. He was mostly a special teams player in 2016 with New Orleans and 2017 in Oakland with just five defensive snaps those years.

Harris then emerged as a more regular contributor for the Raiders last season. He started four games and played 429 snaps on defence, while remaining a key special teams player. Harris had 49 tackles, two interceptions and seven passes defenced last season.


More AP NFL: and