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Harrison Smith | Defensive Back

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 214
College: Notre Dame
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Vikings FS Harrison Smith missed practice Wednesday with a knee injury.
Smith downplayed the injury and sounds like he expects to play this week. Smith injured the knee against the Packers when teammate Terence Newman slammed into his leg diving for a loose ball. Smith briefly left the game for treatment but ended up playing all but five snaps. He should play against the Falcons. Nov 26 - 10:18 AM

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Vikings FS Harrison Smith admits he's unlikely to sign an extension before the season.

Coming off a breakout campaign, the No. 29 overall pick of the 2012 draft is due just $6.64 million over the next two seasons. Smith does believe he's in Minnesota for the long haul, however. "You can count on it," Smith said of his odds of remaining in the Twin Cities. Locking Smith up next offseason will likely be a priority for the Vikings.
Jul 28 - 1:59 PM

The Vikings have no plans to extend FS Harrison Smith's contract this year.

Smith is under contract the next two seasons for a little under $7 million total after the Vikings exercised his 2016 fifth-year team option. Smith is coming off a breakout season that saw him grade out as Pro Football Focus' No. 2 overall safety in his first year under coach Mike Zimmer. Smith turned 26 in February.
Jul 22 - 12:53 PM

Vikings exercised their 2016 fifth-year option on FS Harrison Smith.

It's a no-brainer as Smith was arguably the Vikings' best defender last season, grading out as PFF's No. 2 safety. In fact, the team is thought to be working on an extension this offseason. If Smith does play out 2016 on the tender, he'll make $5.278 million.
May 4 - 12:00 PM

ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling believes FS Harrison Smith could get a contract extension before the season begins.

The Vikings will likely exercise the fifth-year option on the 2012 first-round pick, but an extension would allow Minnesota to keep Smith on a more cap-friendly deal. Smith picked off five passes and graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 2 safety last season. He just turned 26 in February.
Apr 4 - 11:58 AM

Vikings FS Harrison Smith underwent offseason hand surgery.

Smith had a minor clean-up procedure following the season. He expects to be ready for the start of OTAs. Entering the final year of his rookie deal, Smith is a prime candidate for an extension.
Feb 7 - 3:04 PM

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

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

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