Minneapolis Star Tribune "NFL teams have started to exercise their fifth-year options on 2012 first-round picks. The headliner is Andrew Luck, the No. 1 overall pick that year and now the franchise quarterback for the Colts. The Vikings will soon have to make decisions on a pair of players in Harrison Smith and Matt..." April 10
Fox Sports North "One was vilified by the public and analysts for the failings of the Vikings offensive line last season, the other was perhaps the most valuable player on Minnesota's defense. The perception regarding left tackle Matt Kalil and safety Harrison Smith couldn't be any different heading into an..." February 12
NFL.com "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..." October 18
Potentially a huge blow to #Vikings' struggling defense: Harrison Smith may need surgery for turf toe issue per two people with knowledge.