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Harrison Smith | Defensive Back | #22

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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) 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. Dec 2 - 12:32 AM

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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.
Jun 6 - 9:13 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.
Apr 14 - 1:06 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.
Mar 25 - 12:39 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.
Feb 18 - 4:36 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.
Feb 10 - 9:36 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

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

Smith was thought to be making progress early in the week, but his recovery has not gone as hoped. His absence upgrades the Bears' offensive outlook.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 02:22:00 PM

Vikings declared FS Harrison Smith, SLB Anthony Barr, NT Linval Joseph, QB Taylor Heinicke, LB Brandon Watts and C Nick Easton inactive for Week 14 against the Cardinals.

The Vikes are missing four defensive starters for a short-week road matchup against one of the league's three best teams. Things could get ugly in a hurry. Smith is week to week with a hamstring issue.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 07:15:00 PM

Vikings FS Harrison Smith was forced from Minnesota's Week 13 game against the Seahawks with a left hamstring injury, and is questionable to return.

Smith was spotted walking very gingerly to the locker room. It appears his day is through. Robert Blanton is now in the game at safety. Smith entered Week 13 battling a knee issue. It's a huge loss for the Vikings, who are already without Linval Joseph, and have a banged up Anthony Barr.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 01:39:00 PM

Vikings FS Harrison Barr (knee) is active for Week 13 against the Seahawks.

As is SLB Anthony Barr. Inactive for the Vikings are NT Linval Joseph, S Andrew Sendejo, QB Taylor Heinicke, DE Justin Trattou, LB Edmond Robinson, C Nick Easton and OT Jeremiah Sirles.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 11:38:00 AM

Vikings FS Harrison Smith (knee) is expected to play in Week 13.

Smith is listed as questionable, but the team expects him to face Seattle. Smith is Pro Football Focus' No. 1-rated overall safety on the season.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 03:35:00 PM

Vikings declared FS Harrison Smith, QB Taylor Heinicke, CB Trae Waynes, LB Edmond Robinson, C Nick Easton, OT Jeremiah Sirles, and DE Justin Trattou inactive for Week 12 against the Falcons.

Antone Exum will start in place of Smith at free safety.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 11:38:00 AM

Vikings FS Harrison Smith (knee) has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Falcons.

Smith played through the same injury last week and all reports suggested he would play, so this is a bit of a surprise. Antone Exum replaced Smith in the snaps he missed against the Packers and will likely start this week. Trae Waynes (ankle) has also been ruled out.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 12:23:00 PM

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.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 10:18:00 AM

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