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Harrison Smith | Defensive Back | #22

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 214
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (29) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Vikings FS Harrison Smith (ankle) is practicing fully at OTAs.
The Vikings were always going to be careful with their star safety coming back from offseason ankle surgery, but it looks like he should be close to full health when training camp begins. Jun 6 - 12:31 PM

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Vikings FS Harrison Smith (ankle) is expected to be full-go for training camp.

Smith had ankle surgery after the season, but it was a minor clean-up. He should get in some limited OTA work. The Vikings need Smith to stay healthy after missing time the last two years.
Apr 1 - 6:12 PM

Vikings FS Harrison Smith is recovering from offseason ankle surgery.

Smith suffered a Grade 3 high-ankle sprain in Week 13, which is the most severe sprain one can suffer. He missed the next two games before returning for the final two. Expect Smith to be ready well ahead of training camp.
Mar 29 - 12:40 PM

Vikings FS Harrison Smith (ankle) is active for Week 16 against the Packers.

Smith missed the last two games with a high-ankle sprain. He got in a full practice Friday and should play in an every-down role. Smith's return is a downgrade to Jared Cook's matchup.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 11:54:00 AM

Vikings FS Harrison Smith (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

Smith returned to a limited practice on Thursday and then practiced in full on Friday, which is a positive trend for his Week 16 availability. The Vikings may work out Smith before Sunday's game to see if he can give it a go against Green Bay. Smith has missed the last two weeks with a severe high ankle sprain.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 02:06:00 PM

Vikings FS Harrison Smith (ankle) returned to a limited practice on Thursday.

It's the first time he's been on the practice field since suffering a high-ankle sprain earlier this month. We're guessing Smith won't be ready for Saturday's game against the Packers but next week's regular season finale could be a possibility. Smith holds PFF's eighth-highest safety grade out of 90 qualifiers this year.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 12:46:00 PM

Vikings FS Harrison Smith (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 15.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported last week that Smith's season was in jeopardy. The Vikings may be holding out hope Smith will return for the playoffs, if they make it. The 7-6 Vikings are two games back of the 9-4 Lions.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 10:36:00 PM

The St. Paul Pioneer Press' Chris Tomasson reports Vikings FS Harrison Smith has a Grade 3 high-ankle sprain and may miss the remainder of the season.

A Grade 3 high-ankle sprain is the worst kind of sprained ankle one can endure. Surgery isn't out of the question, but for now the Vikings are taking it week to week, according to Tomasson. Smith has been battling the ankle issue all season long but keeps aggravating it. He's done so at least three times now and was on crutches after last Thursday night's loss to the Cowboys.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 10:49:00 PM

Vikings FS Harrison Smith (ankle) was spotted on crutches and in a walking boot following Thursday's loss to the Cowboys.

Smith said he didn't have much feeling in his left leg, but it's hard to say how serious the injury might be, as Pro Football Focus charted him playing 51-of-52 snaps. Smith has been dealing with an ankle issue. Tonight he got badly burned by Dez Bryant on a 56-yard catch. Smith has 10 days to heal up for Week 14.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 12:32:00 AM

Vikings signed FS Harrison Smith to a five-year, $51.25 million extension through 2021.

The deal contains $15.278 million in full guarantees, including a $10 million signing bonus. The $10.25 million annual average makes Smith the NFL's highest-paid safety, although Eric Berry is owed $10.8 million under his franchise tag. A playmaker on the back end, Smith has 12 interceptions, two fumbles, and four defensive touchdowns in 53 career games. The Vikings now have Smith under contract through his age-32 season.
Mon, Jun 6, 2016 09:13:00 AM

Contract-year FS Harrison Smith will attend the Vikings' offseason program.

The sides are working on a long-term extension, but Smith will not try to force the issue by holding out. One of the top safeties in the league, he is reportedly looking for $9 million annually on his next deal. Smith has 12 interceptions, two fumble recoveries and four defensive touchdowns in four seasons.
Thu, Apr 14, 2016 01:06:00 PM

Contract-year FS Harrison Smith is expected to seek at least $9 million annually on an extension.

With free agency basically over, the Vikings are focusing on the draft and are expected to begin negotiations with Smith on a long-term pact. Only five safeties make at least $9 million annually, but Smith should be the next. He was Pro Football Focus' No. 2 overall safety last season despite missing time with a hamstring injury. He has 12 interceptions in four seasons.
Fri, Mar 25, 2016 12:39:00 PM

Vikings GM Rick Spielman confirms contract-year FS Harrison Smith is in line for a contract extension.

"I would imagine he would be one of those guys coming down the pipe here pretty soon," Spielman said. "Harrison, with the way he runs our back end of the defense, I think he’s one of the better playmakers at safety." A born playmaker, Smith is effective against both the run and pass. He's had injury issues, but been supremely effective when on the field. He'll almost certainly get locked up before Week 1.
Thu, Feb 18, 2016 04:36:00 PM

Vikings FS Harrison Smith is expected to sign an extension this offseason.

Smith is entering the final year of his rookie contract after the Vikings exercised his fifth-year option last offseason. He's set to earn a $5.278 million salary, but the Vikings can lower his cap number by working out a long-term pact. Smith missed two games and parts of a couple others late in the season with a hamstring issue, but still graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 2 overall safety. He received strong marks in coverage and against the run.
Wed, Feb 10, 2016 09:36:00 AM

Vikings FS Harrison Smith (hamstring) is probable for Week 16 against the Giants.

Smith is set to return after missing the last two games with a hamstring injury. He practiced on a limited basis all week. Anthony Harris started at free safety during Smith's absence.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 04:12:00 PM