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Harrison Smith to start on Sunday next to Sanford, but will be limited


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – In his second year, Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith has earned the Vikings coaches’ trust and the right to stay in a ball game when he says so.

That could change Sunday at the Cincinnati Bengals, even though he’s pegged to start for the first time […]

Vikings S Harrison Smith Returns After Missing Eight Games

By cbsexaminer

By Joseph Gunther

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Harrison Smith was arguably the player on the Minnesota Vikings defense until a turf toe injury in Week 6 sidelined him for eight weeks.

The second-year safety had the Week 15 contest against the Philadelphia Eagles circled as his return date. He recorded eight tackles […]

Vikings promote RB, DB from practice squad, lift Harrison Smith off IR


The Minnesota Vikings made a handful of personnel moves on Saturday in preparation for Sunday’s tilt against the Philadelphia Eagles.

After eight weeks, safety Harrison Smith has been activated off injured reserve and will play Sunday for the first time since injuring his foot in an Oct. 13 loss to the […]

Harrison Smith (toe) activated by Minnesota Vikings off IR-recall

By The Minnesota Vikings activated safety Harrison Smith for Sunday’s home game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Smith had been sidelined since Week 6 because of a turf toe injury.

Source: National Football League

Vikings Safety Harrison Smith On Pace To Play Sunday

By cbsexaminer

By Joseph Gunther

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The Minnesota Vikings could get a boost with the return of safety Harrison Smith on Sunday when the team faces the Philadelphia Eagles at Mall of America Field.

The second-year veteran suffered a turf toe in Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers. There was speculation […]

Harrison Smith says he’ll be activated this weekend

By Darin Gantt

File this one under B for “better late than never,” but the Vikings are getting a key defensive player back this week. According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Vikings safety Harrison Smith said he’d be activated prior to Sunday’s game. Smith was placed on injured reserve/designated for […]

Safety Harrison Smith expected to be activated from IR, play Sunday


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Harrison Smith knows he isn’t coming back as a full-time starter. Not yet, at least.

More than eight weeks after a foot injury classified as turf toe shut him down, the Vikings’ best safety is expected to be back on the field, ostensibly for the final three games […]

Injury report: Jamarca Sanford returns, Floyd leaves early on Thursday


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings safety Jamarca Sanford returned to practice on Thursday from an ankle injury that held him out on Wednesday. He was officially listed as limited.

Sanford and safety Harrison Smith took first-team reps at practice, but Smith isn’t eligible to play off the injured reserve-to return […]

Notebook: Xavier Rhodes cleared; Harrison Smith ‘looked pretty good’


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – The NFC North as a whole has been down this year. To the point where it seems like the best chance the Vikings have to win games is playing within its division. Through that lens, Minnesota is relatively healthy at the right time.

The Vikings will play this […]

Minnesota Vikings Safety Harrison Smith May Need Surgery

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By Joseph Gunther

The Minnesota Vikings secondary took a big hit when the team announced that Harrison Smith will not play on Monday against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.

(Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

The second-year safety is emerging as playmaker in the Vikings secondary.

“Harrison is an outstanding young safety,” head […]