HARRISON SMITH NEWS

Zimmer’s Impact Shows in Vikings Undefeated Preseason

#454038232 / gettyimages.com The Vikings finished the preseason with a perfect 4-0 record. While some people will be quick to point out that it’s only the preseason, that doesn’t mean their 4 wins are completely meaningless. They can be important, especially to a team that won only 5 games all of last season and are trying to right the ship with a new head coach. The quarterbacks...
Via TopSportsReport
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Training Camp Access: Final Wrap-Up

While returning from a vacation down south, I couldn’t help myself in wandering back over to Vikings Training Camp for the final day in Mankato. Thursday was deemed “Fan Appreciation Day,” by the team. Halfway through the afternoon session, and an hour into the team practicing on the far-side field… I began wondering how much fan appreciation was really happening. But, it...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings sign DB Crocker, activate Sendejo off PUP list

MANKATO, Minn. -- The competition for the starting safety spot next to Harrison Smith in the Minnesota Vikings defense took an interesting turn on Monday. Minnesota signed veteran defensive back Chris Crocker on Monday and released defensive end Rakim Cox. Crocker played the past six years for Vikings coach Mike Zimmer in Cincinnati and also was with Zimmer in Atlanta in 2007. Crocker...
Via Fox Sports North
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Sign Safety Chris Crocker

Proving the Vikings are still unsettled at the safety position opposite Harrison Smith, Minnesota has signed 34 year old Chris Crocker. Crocker played 6 seasons for the Bengals and will bring a familiarity to Coach Zimmers defense. During Crocker/Zimmers time together the safety has managed to start 70 games, so Zimmer knows what he his getting in the seasoned veteran. Crocker has...
Via DraftSeason
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Who Need to Make an Impact in 2014 #9 Strong Safety

#9 | Strong Safety Number 9 on the list goes to not just one player but an entire position, Strong Safety. Harrison Smith has been a star for the Vikings secondary for the last couple of years but he’s gotten little to no help next to him. Whether it’s Jamarca Sanford, Robert Blanton, Mistral Raymond, Antone Exum, or Kurt Coleman, someone needs to step up and provide some game...
Via DraftSeason
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings training camp preview: Safeties

  This is the eighth in a series of 13 previews leading up to the Minnesota Vikings' July 25 start of camp. TODAY'S POSITION: SAFETIES Rating (1-to-10 scale): 6 Projected starters: Harrison Smith (third year) and Jamarca Sanford (sixth year) Backups (asterisks indicate players expected to make the roster): Brandan Bishop, *Robert Blanton, *Kurt Coleman, *Antone Exum...
Via Fox Sports North
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

With Smith back, coaches now working to find safety partner

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Seeing Harrison Smith roam the middle of the field is a welcome sight for the Minnesota Vikings after Smith's sophomore season was interrupted by a debilitating toe injury. Smith gives coach Mike Zimmer a playmaker in the secondary to build around in Minnesota's new defense. Smith, 25, is a budding star, a first-round draft pick who has demonstrated...
Via Fox Sports North
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings may trade back to draft Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

The Minnesota Vikings are sitting at No. 8 overall in this week’s NFL Draft but they may not end up staying there to make a selection. While there is talk of the team trading up, they may end up trading back to both compile picks and draft a project we haven’t yet been mentioning with them. Ben Goessling from ESPN.com opines that if the Vikings trade back, drafting Ha Ha Clinton...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings | Best & Worst Case Scenario for Round 1 of the NFL Draft

Like many of the other top 10 teams the Vikings have plenty of question marks on where they will go with their 1st round selection. Unless the Vikings have completely fallen in love with a quarterback at pick 8, it would be surprising to see the Vikings and Zimmer not to go defense. Below are a few guys I feel will be on the Vikings radar come pick 8. Best Case: Blake Bortles QB...
Via DraftSeason
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Will the Minnesota Vikings draft any of the top 10 safeties in the NFL Draft?

In 2013, the Minnesota Vikings finished 29th in passing defense. The team has addressed the cornerback position by signing Captain Munnerlyn to a three-year contract, but the Vikings have yet to filled their need at safety. With Jamarca Sanford and Harrison Smith’s lack of production last season, the Vikings may be looking to upgrade. Here are the players Minnesota could be keeping...
Via cover32 - Vikings
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Harrison Hits Netflix: Once Upon a Time in the West

The offseason is a horrible, horrible time for NFL fans, especially when your Minnesota Vikings aren't in the Super Bowl. It's cold outside, you hate cheering for other teams to win, and the draft isn't for MONTHS still. So what to do? Hit that Netflix machine and review movies with "Harrison Smith." Harrison Smith is in quotations, because these are parody...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings make roster moves, activate safety Harrison Smith

EDEN PRAIRIE -- The Vikings shuffled their roster around Saturday, on the eve of a home contest with Philadelphia. Minnesota activated standout safety Harrison Smith from the Injured Reserve - Designated for Return list. Smith, a second-year player out of Notre Dame, had been out since mid-October due to a toe injury. Smith has 34 total tackles in 2013, to go along with two interceptions...
Via Fox Sports North
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings activate Harrison Smith

    The Minnesota Vikings have activated safety Harrison Smith from temporary injured reserve and have placed cornerback Josh Robinson on injured reserve. The Vikings have activated Harrison Smith to the 53-man roster. pic.twitter.com/mgRqbXKc23 — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) December 14, 2013 The Vikings have placed Josh Robinson on injured reserve...
Via Pro Football Zone
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings activate Smith in series of moves

The Vikings activated Harrison Smith from IR/designated for return, placed CB Josh Robinson on season-ending injured reserve, waived an offensive tackle and promoted two practice squad players on a busy Saturday.
Via min.scout.com
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports North
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports North
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Erin Henderson, Harrison Smith to return this week

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Linebacker Erin Henderson was back atthe Minnesota Vikings' facilities on Monday after missing Sunday's game becauseof a personal matter and coach Leslie Frazier expects Henderson to be back atpractice on Wednesday.Safety Harrison Smith, on injured reserve with thedesignation to return because of a toe injury, is expected to return topractice on Wednesday...
Via Fox Sports North
November 25, 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...
Via Fox Sports North
November 22, 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...
Via Fox Sports North
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via Fox Sports North
October 18, 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...
Via Fox Sports North
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings put Smith on IR with possible return

The Minnesota Vikings have placed safety Harrison Smith on injured reserve with designation to return. Smith has a turf toe injury on his left foot. By NFL rule he can resume practicing in six weeks and playing in eight weeks. In that case, he could be back for Minnesota's final three games. Smith has two interceptions, the only ones this year by a Vikings defensive back. Cornerback...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Vikings' Harrison Smith headed for IR-recall

We told you Thursday that Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith likely was a candidate for injured reserve with the designation to return tag according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. That's exactly where Smith is headed. The second-year defender is headed for IR-Recall to rest and heal from the turf toe injury he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Carolina Panthers a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings Safety Harrison Smith Heading To Injured Reserve – Recall List

Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith is heading to the NFL injured reserve, eligible to be recalled list after suffering a turf toe injury this past Sunday in a loss to the Carolina Panthers.  Smith, in his second year out of Notre Dame, had become the leader for the Vikings under-performing secondary unit and will be sorely missed. This injury couldn’t have come at a worse...
Via FF Locker Room
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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