Smith also levied a hard hit on Colin Kaepernick during a run, but otherwise had a quiet game. Smith had three sacks and five interceptions last season, so he'll have more disruptive games.
Picking up Smith's option was a simple one for the Vikings, as he picked up 92 tackles and grabbed five interceptions for Minnesota last season. He's scheduled to make $5.278 million next year.
Kalil was a more difficult decision, as the former No. 4 pick has struggled after a strong start. His salary would be over $11 million in 2016.
"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."
"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.
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.
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