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HARRISON SMITH RUMORS

Minnesota's Harrison Smith is a top-50 player, per Pro Football Focus

Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith just barely slipped into the better half Pro Football Focus' ranking of the top-101 players of the 2014 season, coming in at No. 49. Smith, a first-round pick in the 2012 NFL draft, was unranked by PFF the year before.The PFF analysis team explained why Smith was ranked 49th in this year's installment."Smith continued his ascent to being one...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings exercise contract options on Harrison Smith, Kalil

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have exercised the fifth-year options on the contracts for safety Harrison Smith and left tackle Matt Kalil. The Vikings announced the decisions Monday, ensuring that both first-round picks from the 2012 draft will remain under team control through 2016. Smith's option was considered a no-brainer. He was the 29th overall pick and has emerged...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hitman Cometh: Harrison Smith's Rise to Elite Status

On a defense that seesawed up and down in its performances in 2014, Harrison Smith’s play shone brightest for the Minnesota Vikings. Despite the Pro Bowl snub, after the great season he had, he should enter the discussion as not only the best player in Minnesota, but also one of the league’s best safeties.Coming out of Notre Dame in 2012, Smith was a sought-after prospect. Minnesota...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Harrison Smith Has “No Intentions” Of Playing For Anyone Other Than Vikings

Vikings S Harrison Smith recently mentioned that he has “no intentions” of playing for another team when asked about potentially signing a long-term extension with Minnesota. “That’s all I’ve thought of doing,” Smith said, via Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “I have no intentions of going anywhere else. I’ll just let [my agency] handle it. I’m just...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Five keys to beating the Saints in week three

After getting completely dominated by the New England Patriots in week 2, Mike Zimmer and the Minnesota Vikings look to turn the page as they travel to New Orleans to take on Sean Payton and the Saints. After a crazy week for the front office and the rest of the Vikings’ organization, due to the dwelling Adrian Peterson situation, the Vikings will have to prepare for a crucial...
Via isportsweb.com
September 19, 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 an ability...
Via Fox Sports North
June 12, 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 reviews, dummies, although...
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 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 the...
Via Fox Sports North
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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