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NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 8-9-0
2-4-0 6-11-0
2-4-0 3-13-1

2021 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 5 116 23.2 2 44

Top Ihmir Smith-Marsette News

  • Vikings' Ihmir Smith-Marsette: Dealing with lower-leg injury

    Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell said Wednesday that Smith-Marsette is out for the rest of the spring due to a lower-leg injury he suffered during a recent workout, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Smith-Marsette finished his rookie campaign with five receptions for 116 yards and two scores across eight appearances. It's unclear how serious his injury is, but any missed time will affect his development heading into his second second season. If healthy, Smith-Marsette will likely slot in behind Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen and K.J. Osborn on the depth chart to start the 2022 campaign.

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  • Vikings' Ihmir Smith-Marsette: Pair of long receptions

    Smith-Marsette recorded three catches on three targets for 103 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-17 win over the Bears.

    Smith-Marsette has had the chance for more consistent snaps in the last few games with Adam Thielen (ankle) sidelined. He did not record a target or reception in Week 17 but exploded for huge gains of 44, 40 and 19 yards to record the first 100-yard game of his career in Sunday's win. Even with the explosive effort, Smith-Marsette figures to enter the 2022 campaign buried on the wide receiver depth chart behind at least Justin Jefferson, Thielen and K.J. Osborn.

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  • Vikings' Ihmir Smith-Marsette: Healthy scratch for Week 16

    Smith-Marsette (coach's decision) is a healthy inactive for Sunday's game against the Rams.

    After playing a career-high 48 percent of the offensive snaps and providing one of Minnesota's two touchdowns in its 17-9 win over Chicago in Week 15, Smith-Marsette won't suit up Sunday with fellow wideouts Adam Thielen (ankle), Dede Westbrook (reserve/COVID-19 list) and Dan Chisena (reserve/COVID-19 list) all returning to action this weekend. Currently sixth on the depth chart at receiver, Smith-Marsette could be inactive for the rest of the season so long as the top five options are all available.

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  • Vikings' Ihmir Smith-Marsette: Scores first career touchdown

    Smith-Marsette secured one of two targets for a seven-yard touchdown during Monday's 17-9 win over the Bears.

    Smith-Marsette logged a career-high 48 percent of snaps while hauling in his first TD during Monday's divisional matchup. The rookie fifth-round pick doubtless saw increased opportunities with Adam Thielen (ankle) sidelined, and both Dede Westbrook (illness) and Dan Chisena (illness) on the COVID-19 list, however, and he still operated behind K.J. Osborn. Depending on the state of Minnesota's receiving corps, Smith-Marsette's involvement on offense could sharply decline versus the Rams in Week 16.

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  • 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 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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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Newark, NJ
Age: 22
School: Iowa
Experience: 2