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Harrison Smith | Defensive Back

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 214
College: Notre Dame
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Vikings FS Harrison Smith (ankle) was in a walking boot in the locker room on Friday.
Smith injured the ankle in the first quarter of the Vikings' blowout loss to the Packers Thursday. He finished the game, but the ankle swelled the next day. An MRI showed no "significant damage." His status for Week 6 is unknown. Sat, Oct 4, 2014 11:17:00 AM

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Vikings activated FS Harrison Smith from injured reserve/designated to return.

Smith has been cleared to return from his turf toe injury and is expected to play in Sunday's game against the Eagles. The Vikings' best defensive back, Smith will be an immediate upgrade for Minnesota's 30th ranked pass defense. LT Mike Remmers was waived in a corresponding move.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 02:28:00 PM

Vikings FS Harrison Smith (toe, short-term I.R.) is on track to return in Week 15.

Smith missed the last two months with turf toe, but managed to avoid surgery and has already been cleared to practice. He'll rejoin the starting lineup next week, the first game he's eligible to return.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 08:15:00 PM

Vikings placed FS Harrison Smith (toe) on injured reserve/designated for return.

Smith is battling turf toe and will likely need surgery. The second-year player out of Notre Dame is Minnesota's top defensive back, and his loss is a major hit to a defense that already was bottom-four in the league. Andrew Sendejo will take over next to Jamarca Sanford. It's a significant downgrade. Smith will be eligible to return to practice in Week 13 and play in Week 15.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 09:53:00 AM

Sources tell USA Today that Vikings FS Harrison Smith (turf toe) may need surgery.

Smith, the Vikings' best defensive back, will not play in Monday night's game against the Giants and could be out much longer than that if he does end up going under the knife. His loss would be a major blow to a pass defense that already ranks 29th in the NFL. Backup Andrew Sendejo would be a significant downgrade on the 2012 first-round pick. Upgrade Eli Manning and the rest of the Giants' passing game for Week 7. Smith may need a stint on IR/recall to heal up.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 09:56:00 AM

Vikings FS Harrison Smith is battling turf toe.

Smith exited Sunday's game against the Panthers with what the team called a "foot" injury. Turf toe tends to linger and is a painful ailment. Smith's status for next Monday night's game is up in the air. Andrew Sendejo is his backup.
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 11:34:00 PM

Vikings FS Harrison Smith is done for the day in Week 6 with a foot injury.

He's officially being called "doubtful," but isn't coming back in after heading to the locker room. Smith is Minnesota's best defensive back.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 03:04:00 PM

Vikings rookie SS Harrison Smith suffered a concussion in Week 12.

He's done for the day. Smith went down early in the third quarter. The 29th overall pick in the draft, Smith has 56 tackles and eight pass breakups.
Sun, Nov 25, 2012 03:18:00 PM

Vikings SS Harrison Smith is not expected to be suspended for shoving an official in Sunday's win.

Smith won't even be fined for what he admitted was a "stupid" act. Smith missed 2/3 of yesterday's game, which surely factored into the league's decision not to issue a one-game ban.
Mon, Oct 8, 2012 01:44:00 PM

Vikings rookie FS Harrison Smith was ejected from Sunday's Week 5 game against the Titans for shoving an official.

Smith was ejected in the second quarter after the Vikings defense intercepted Matt Hasselbeck. The first-round pick was jawing with a Tennessee receiver and a referee came into break it up. Smith then proceeded to throw the official out of the way and was subsequently kicked out of the contest. Minnesota is already without safeties Mistral Raymond and Andrew Sendejo.
Sun, Oct 7, 2012 05:22:00 PM

Coach Leslie Frazier confirms the Vikings are counting on rookie FS Harrison Smith to be a starter.

Smith made his first start in Friday's win over the Bills. "We're counting on that. That's one of the reasons we drafted him when we did," Frazier said. "I haven't seen anything, without looking at the tape, that would upset that." Mistral Raymond is ahead of Jamarca Sanford to start opposite the No. 29 pick.
Sat, Aug 18, 2012 10:34:00 AM

Vikings rookie FS Harrison Smith is beginning to take snaps with the first-team defense.

The Vikings started out the No. 29 overall pick with the second team, but Smith was never going to remain with the backups for long. He's currently running ahead of SS Mistral Raymond, but should also steal snaps from FS Jamarca Sanford. Sanford and Raymond are ultimately expected to rotate opposite Smith.
Tue, Aug 7, 2012 08:29:00 PM

Vikings first-round FS Harrison Smith is working with the second team in the early stages of training camp.

"We want him to compete and win that job," coach Leslie Frazier said. "We’ll see how it plays out over the next few weeks." Jamarca Sanford and Mistral Raymond are running as the starting safeties...for now. It won't be long before the former Notre Dame standout unseats Sanford at free safety.
Sun, Jul 29, 2012 01:04:00 PM

Vikings first-rounder Harrison Smith is already taking first-team reps in this week's OTAs.

Smith is ready to displace 2011 starter Jamarca Sanford, who is now rotating with Mistral Raymond on the opposite side. Raymond has the early edge in that battle, with fifth-rounder Robert Blanton also factoring in the mix. Smith has worked at both strong and free safety in the Vikes' largely interchangeable two-deep scheme.
Tue, Jun 12, 2012 04:11:00 PM

Vikings signed rookie FS Harrison Smith, the No. 29 overall pick, to a four-year contract.

Like all first-round contracts, the Vikings will hold an option for a fifth year. Smith played linebacker and strong safety at Notre Dame, but the Vikes feel he's got fluid enough hips to start at free safety as a rookie. We'll see about that, while targeting Minnesota's pass defense for fantasy matchup purposes.
Thu, May 31, 2012 12:38:00 PM