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NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
2-1-0 9-3-0
2-1-0 5-7-0
2-1-0 4-8-0
1-4-0 1-10-1

2021 Receiving

STATS REC
Receptions
YDS
Receiving Yards
AVG
Average Yards per Reception
TD
Receiving Touchdowns
LNG
Longest Reception
Regular Season 1 6 6.0 0 6

Top Ihmir Smith-Marsette News

  • Vikings' Ihmir Smith-Marsette: Sitting against Baltimore

    Smith-Marsette (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Ravens.

    Smith-Marsette battled a toe injury earlier in the season, but he returned for a Week 8 matchup against Dallas and recorded one reception for six yards. Dan Chisena has been active for each of the last three games and appears to have surpassed Smith-Marsette for a depth role among the team's wide receiver corps.

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  • Vikings' Ihmir Smith-Marsette: Sits out Week 6

    Smith-Marsette was inactive for Sunday's matchup with the Panthers, Craig Peters of the Vikings' official website reports.

    Smith-Marsette was dealing with a toe injury throughout the week, but he was able to log full practices Thursday and Friday before being ruled inactive for Week 6. The 22-year-old wideout should be ready to go when the Vikings return from their bye for a matchup with the Cowboys on Oct. 31.

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  • Vikings' Ihmir Smith-Marsette: Practices with limitations

    Smith-Marsette (toe) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.

    Smith-Marsette has been unavailable the past two games due to the toe injury, so it's a good sign to see him back at practice. The rookie fifth-round pick could avoid an injury designation for Sunday at Carolina if he can practice without limitations within the next couple days.

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  • Vikings' Ihmir Smith-Marsette: Officially inactive

    Smith-Marsette (toe) is officially inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Lions.

    Smith-Marsette was ruled out from the game earlier in the week, but Sunday's inactives make that official. It will be his second consecutive absence, and he did not participate in practice in any capacity during the week. Smith-Marsette's absence should solidify the roles of K.J. Osborn and Dede Westbrook in Week 5.

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  • Vikings' Ihmir Smith-Marsette: Remains out against Lions

    Smith-Marsette (toe) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lions.

    Smith-Marsette will sit out for a second consecutive game due to this toe injury. The rookie fifth-round pick will set his sights on healing up in time to rejoin his teammates on the field against the Panthers in Week 6.

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  • Vikings' Ihmir Smith-Marsette: Not practicing Wednesday

    Smith-Marsette (toe) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

    Smith-Marsette didn't appear in Sunday's loss to the Browns due to his toe injury, and he's still unable to practice. Even if the 22-year-old is active for Sunday's Week 5 matchup against the Lions, he's unlikely to play a significant role.

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  • Vikings' Ihmir Smith-Marsette: Won't play in Week 4

    Smith-Marsette (toe) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Browns.

    K.J. Osborn is expected to take over kick returning duties in Smith-Marsette's absence, piling more onto an already full plate that includes punt returns and a significant role in the offense for Osborn. Smith-Marsette will look to overcome his toe injury in time to return against the Lions in Week 5.

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  • Vikings' Ihmir Smith-Marsette: No practice reps Wednesday

    Smith-Marsette (toe) didn't practice Wednesday.

    Since getting four offensive snaps in the season opener, Smith-Marsette has been contained to exclusively special teams, with his 20.8 yards per kickoff return ranking 16th in the NFL. Otherwise, he's waiting for his first NFL target, which may be in the distant future due to his bout with a toe injury.

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  • Vikings' Ihmir Smith-Marsette: Sustains toe injury

    Smith-Marsette suffered a toe injury during Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

    Smith-Marsette still is seeking his first career catch, but before he departed Sunday he returned two kicks for 40 yards. Ameer Abdullah subbed in for Smith-Marsette on the first kickoff of the second half.

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  • Vikings' Ihmir Smith-Marsette: Limited use on offense

    Smith-Marsette did not have a target or carry, but played four snaps on offense in Sunday's loss to the Bengals. He had one kick return for 21 yards.

    Smith-Marsette begins the season as the primary kick returner and No. 5 wide receiver. He'll have limited usage on offense unless there are injuries in the receiver corps.

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  • Vikings' Ihmir Smith-Marsette: Locks up return gig

    Smith-Marsette is slated to operate as Minnesota's top return man after the team released Ameer Abdullah on Tuesday, Arif Hasan of The Athletic reports.

    Smith-Marsette has been explosive while fielding both kicks and punts through the preseason, and the Vikings are hoping the rookie fifth-round pick from Iowa can maintain his momentum into the regular season. If Smith-Marsette can continue to progress in his development, he could also earn designed opportunities as a field stretcher on offense.

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  • Vikings' Ihmir Smith-Marsette: Catches all three looks

    Smith-Marsette caught all three of his targets for 43 yards and rushed once for eight yards in Friday night's 28-25 preseason loss to the Chiefs.

    Smith-Marsette also fielded kicks, gaining 76 yards from his three kickoff returns. Although the rookie featured with Minnesota's first-team offense, none of his receptions came with starting quarterback Kirk Cousins in the game. Nonetheless, in tying for the lead in catches and placing second on the Vikings in receiving yards, Smith-Marsette again put forth a good effort as he aims to earn snaps behind Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen. Despite the fact his team hasn't incorporated three wideouts much in recent years, it'll be interesting to see how Smith-Marsette is utilized in his first season, which starts with a Week 1 matchup versus the Bengals.

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  • Vikings' Ihmir Smith-Marsette: Shows spark in return game

    Smith-Marsette had a 41-yard kickoff return and a 17-yard punt return in Saturday's preseason loss to Indianapolis.

    Smith-Marsette didn't do much on offense, as didn't have a reception on two targets. However, he'll need to make the roster as a returner, and he showed a spark in the loss. Smith-Marsette was a fifth-round selection and could make the team as a special teams contributor and depth receiver.

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  • Vikings' Ihmir Smith-Marsette: Does little with opportunity

    Smith-Marsette recorded two receptions on six targets for 12 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Broncos.

    Smith-Marsette was on the field throughout the game. He led the team with six targets and also served as the kick returner. However, he didn't do much with his opportunity, failing to convert many of his targets into receptions and doing little with the catches he did make. Smith-Marsette was a fifth-round selection and could make the team as a special teams contributor and depth receiver.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Newark, NJ
Age: 22
School: Iowa