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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
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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

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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

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.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 01:59:00 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.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 12:53:00 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.
Mon, May 4, 2015 12:00:00 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.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Apr 4, 2015 11:58:00 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.
Sat, Feb 7, 2015 03:04:00 PM

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QB1Teddy Bridgewater
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3Taylor Heinicke
RB1Adrian Peterson
2Jerick McKinnon
3Blake Renaud
GLB1Adrian Peterson
2Jerick McKinnon
3RB1Adrian Peterson
2Jerick McKinnon
FB1Zach Line
WR11Stefon Diggs
2Charles Johnson
3Cordarrelle Patterson
4Terrell Sinkfield
WR21Mike Wallace
2Jarius Wright
3Adam Thielen
4Isaac Fruechte
WR31Jarius Wright
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2MyCole Pruitt
LT1Matt Kalil
2Carter Bykowski
LG1Brandon Fusco
2Austin Shepherd
C1John Sullivan
2Joe Berger
RG1Zac Kerin
2Nick Easton
RT1Phil Loadholt
2T.J. Clemmings
3Jeremiah Sirles
K1Blair Walsh