Vikings hope to have Harrison Smith back Sunday

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Harrison Smith has been thinking about this weekend since October. When Smith was put on injured reserve with the Minnesota Vikings' lone designation to return, he mapped out the schedule. Eight weeks he would be out while dealing with a toe injury. But he knew the dates and even the opponents. Even a few weeks away from returning he was able to recite...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings safety Harrison Smith nearing a return to practice

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Harrison Smiths decision to forgosurgery on his injured toe could pay off next week.Smith, the Minnesota Vikings playmaking safety, has beenout since the second half of Week 5 when he injured his toe. Originallydescribed as turf toe, Smith said there was a little more to the injury thanturf toe. Doctors told Smith he might have to have surgery, but rest andrehabilitation...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Off-season needs to count

A disastrous 41-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks this evening exposed all of the Minnnesota Vikings problems. Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman has a lot of work to do come the off-season if his team is going to compete again in the coming years, barring he keeps his position as GM or not. Making a splash in free-agency needs to be at the top of Spielman’s to do list in the...
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November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings place Harrison Smith on IR with intent to return

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings will be without their biggest playmaker in the secondary for eight weeks. Minnesota put safety Harrison Smith on injured reserve on Friday, giving him the designation to return later this season as he tries to recover from a turf toe injury. Smith has to miss at least eight weeks because of the IR designation and is able to return to...
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October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings Harrison Smith Out for a Minimum of 8 Weeks

Looks like Vikings safety Harrison Smith is headed to the IR/designated to return. Smith suffered a turf toe injury in last weeks loss to the Panthers. With the Vikings already at 1-5 this couldn’t come at a worst time. Smith was looked at as one of the lone bright spots in a suspect defensive backfield. With games like Green Bay, Dallas & Seattle coming up in the next few...
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October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Harrison Smith should be fined or suspended for pushing a referee

Vikings FS 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, but that is pathetic by the league office.  If you touch Tom Brady’s knee they fine you...
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October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Smith avoids suspension, fine for pushing ref

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings rookie safety Harrison Smith was hoping he wouldn't be suspended for pushing away back judge Steve Freeman during Sunday's win against the Tennessee Titans. He received even better news Monday.Smith, who was pulled away from a group of players by Freeman and then pushed the official away, was not suspended or fined for the incident,...
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October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Harrison Smith a liability against the run?

Minnesota Vikings 1st-round pick Harrison Smith was drafted for his coverage ability, but the free safety will be asked to step up against the run on occasion. And in his NFL debut, it looked like a may be a liability in that area. According to Pro Football Focus, Smith was lined up within eight yards of the line of scrimmage on six run plays on Sunday against the Jaguars. And in...
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September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Vikings rookie safety Smith is self-assured

MANKATO, Minn. Rookie safety Harrison Smith wasn't handed a starting spot by the Minnesota Vikings entering training camp despite being the 29th overall pick in April's draft and a talented player at a position of need.Smith is having to earn his way in his first NFL training camp and he's showing he's not going to back down from the challenge or his veteran teammates...
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August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Vikings liked Smith enough to ignore him

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings' staff knew coaching the North team in the Senior Bowl would provide it with advantages heading into the draft evaluation period and offer it unique insight into many of the players on hand. Every team has representatives at the Senior Bowl and conducts interviews, but Minnesota got a closer look at players on the North team, coaching...
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April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

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