NFL rumors: Harrison Smith talking return to Vikings?
Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith was expected to be a cap casualty, as the team has parted ways with several trusted veterans over the last few days to clear cap space. However, when asked about potentially leaving Minnesota, Smith had an intriguing answer in the form of a photograph.
FanSided’s Alicia de Artola outlined the Harrison Smith situation on Friday as it was developing, considering the alternative to cutting the safety.
"“That doesn’t mean Smith is definitely going to be cut, Wolfson said. The team could still try to restructure his current deal to be more team friendly. However, if the two sides can’t agree on that, the cut is certianly possible. Smith has been a stalwart for the Vikings since he was drafted No. 29 overall in 2012 out of Notre Dame. He’s started 158 games over the last 11 seasons in Minnesota, making it to six Pro Bowls. He was an AP first team All-Pro in 2017.”"
Smith would be a valuable add for any team needing secondary help, and he’s a fan favorite with the Vikings. That’s precisely why Kwesi Adofo-Mensah shouldn’t let him reach free agency.
Minnesota already lost one veteran in the secondary in Patrick Peterson, who signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers.