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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 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

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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
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.
Source: ESPN.com
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