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Harrison Smith undergoes hand surgery, should be ready for 2015
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(2/8/15) Vikings safety Harrison Smith underwent surgery on his left hand this offseason, but he is expecting to be ready for the 2015 season, reports the Star Tribune. Smith was seen with a wrap on his hand to keep fingers from moving.
"Just a little fix-up from the season," Smith said. "It was a minor surgery. Nothing major, so this will be off in a couple of days."
Smith is entering the final season of his rookie contract, set to make roughly $1.4 million in base salary, but is hoping to remain in Minnesota.
"That’s all I've thought of doing," Smith said. "I have no intentions of going anywhere else. I'll just let [my agency] handle it. I’m just here to play football and we’ll see what happens."
Vikings' Harrison Smith wants to stay in Minnesota for the long haul
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(2/7/15) Vikings safety Harrison Smith can be a free agent after the 2015 season, but said he is willing to stay in Minnesota, reports the StarTribune.
"I have no intentions of going anywhere else," Smith said. "I'll just let [my agency] handle it. I'm just here to play football and we'll see what happens."
Smith started all 16 games for the Vikings in 2014 and recently had surgery on his left hand, which he said was minor.
The Vikings have the option to extend Smith's contract beyond the 2015 season, but Smith said he isn't worried about his contract status.
"I'm just here to play football and we'll see what happens," Smith said.
Vikings' Cordarrelle Patterson gets the green light
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(12/14/14) Vikings wideout Cordarrelle Patterson got the green light Week 15 against the Lions.
Patterson entered the contest listed as questionable due to a hamstring injury. He was not listed on the injury report on Wednesday or Thursday, but was limited in practice on Friday due to the issue. He'll attempt to play through it against Detroit.
The team will also have Jerome Felton, Everson Griffen, Jabari Price and Harrison Smith. All four players were listed as probable heading into the game.
Vikings unveil lengthy injury report for Week 13
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(11/28/14) Vikings tight end Chase Ford (hamstring, foot) and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee) were all listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Carolina, according to the team's final injury report released Friday. Running back Jerick McKinnon (low back) was deemed doubtful, but told reporters following practice he will not play Week 13.
Meanwhile, the following players were labeled as probable: Safety Harrison Smith (shoulder, ankle), wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (knee), running back Matt Asiata (concussion), tackle Matt Kalil (knee), linebacker Anthony Barr (knee), tight end Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin), wide receiver Jarius Wright (hamstring), wide receiver Greg Jennings (rib) and tackle Michael Harris (ankle).
|Vikings safety Harrison Smith missed eight games last year with a turf toe injury and still delivered great numbers on average. He had over seven total tackles per game with a pair of interceptions and three passes defensed. The belief is that Smith will get a huge chance to put up numbers with the addition of defensive backs coach Jerry Gray, who worked with the Seahawks' safety duo once upon a time. It all should lead him to ample opportunities to make plays. We like him as a No. 1 Fantasy DB worth a mid-round selection.
(Updated 4/28/14) |