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Top Cameron Smith News

  • Cameron Smith: Announces retirement

    Smith announced his retirement Wednesday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Smith played in his first game Saturday since missing last season due to heart surgery, but he left the Vikings' preseason contest due to a concussion. He was competing with Nick Vigil for the starting weak-side linebacker role.

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  • Vikings' Cameron Smith: Exits with concussion

    Smith left Saturday's preseason loss to Denver due to a concussion, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Smith was playing in his first game since missing last season due to heart surgery. He's competing with Nick Vigil for the starting weak-side linebacker role.

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  • Vikings' Cameron Smith: Back on the field

    Smith (chest) participated in Monday's practice, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Smith is nine months removed from undergoing an open heart procedure, which kept him sidelined for the entire 2020 season. It's certainly encouraging to see the third-year player, who notched eight tackles as a rookie in 2019, back at practice.

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  • Vikings' Cameron Smith: Heart procedure successful

    Mike Zimmer said Tuesday that Smith's heart surgery was successful, Will Ragatz of Sports Illustrated reports.

    Zimmer said Smith is in "good shape." The 2019 fifth-round pick, who played a depth role across five games as a rookie, will set his sights on getting healthy for 2021.

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  • Vikings' Cameron Smith: Lands on NFI list

    Smith (chest) cleared waivers and was placed on the reserve/non-football illness list, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Smith had open-heart surgery to repair a bicuspid aortic valve, so it's unsurprising that he'll be shut down for the year. The 2019 fifth-round pick played in five games in his rookie year, and he'll set his sights on getting healthy for 2021.

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  • Cameron Smith: Waived by Minnesota

    The Vikings waived Smith (chest) on Monday with a non-football illness designation.

    Smith was dealt unfortunate news over the weekend when doctors told him he needed open heart surgery to repair a bicuspid aortic valve. Per Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Smith is expected to clear waivers and revert to the reserve/non-football illness list for the Vikings. The procedure on his heart is expected to allow Smith to play again once he recovers and gains clearance, but it's unclear when he'll return to the field.

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  • Vikings' Cameron Smith: Will miss 2020 season

    Smith (illness) announced he'll miss the 2020 season due to a heart condition, Eric Smith of the Vikings' official site reports.

    A 2019 fifth-round pick of the Vikings, Smith opened training camp on the reserve/COVID-19 list after testing positive for the virus. While undergoing screening, it was discovered that he requires open heart surgery to repair a bicuspid aortic valve. The procedure is expected to allow Smith to play again once he recovers and gains clearance, but his second pro campaign will be spent healing instead of on the field.

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  • Vikings' Cameron Smith: Moves to reserve/COVID-19 list

    Smith was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    Mainly a depth linebacker for the Vikings last season, Smith will be subject to numerous tests depending on what part of the protocol he falls under. The reserve/COVID-19 listing is designated both for players who've tested positive or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

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  • Vikings' Cameron Smith: Re-signs with Minnesota

    Smith signed with the Vikings on Tuesday.

    The Vikings selected Smith in the fifth round of April's draft, but he's spent most of his time on the team's practice squad. Smith has played in two games this season, and he's mainly worked on special teams.

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  • Cameron Smith: Parts ways with Minnesota

    Smith was waived by the Vikings on Saturday.

    Smith was promoted from Minnesota's practice squad Oct. 12 and appeared in two games, primarily playing special teams. The 2019 fifth-round pick could rejoin the team's practice squad if he clears waivers.

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  • Vikings' Cameron Smith: Achieves promotion

    The Vikings elevated Smith from their practice squad to the 53-man roster Saturday, Craig Peters of the team's official site reports.

    Smith was a fifth-round selection in the 2019 draft by Minnesota, but failed to make the roster out of camp and was signed to the team's practice squad. With Ben Gedeon (concussion) and Kentrell Brothers (hamstring) nursing injuries, Smith could get the call for Week 6 to bring some much-needed depth to the linebacking corps.

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  • Vikings' Cameron Smith: Headed to Minnesota

    The Vikings selected Smith in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 162nd overall.

    Smith (6-foot-2, 238 pounds) looks like a fine value for the Vikings this late, as the four-year USC starter was quite productive in college and only helped his case at the combine. His 4.69-second 40 doesn't stand out but checks the box, and his 39-inch vertical and 123-inch broad jump are superb marks otherwise. He won't displace Eric Kendricks or Anthony Barr from the lineup, but Smith could push for meaningful snaps early on in his career.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 235 lbs
Birthplace: Roseville, CA
Age: 24
School: USC
Experience: 2