Rodney Smith

Gophers Must Recover From Crushing Loss To MichiganMinnesota's botched finish against Michigan, leading to the loss of the Little Brown Jug trophy, will linger for a while with the Golden Gophers. There's no time to fret, though, with a trip to top-ranked Ohio State on tap.
Vikings Sign QB Chandler Harnish To Active RosterWith Matt Cassel out for the season and Teddy Bridgewater's status still uncertain for Thursday night's game, the Minnesota Vikings signed another quarterback to the active roster. On Thursday afternoon, the team announced that two-year veteran Chandler Harnish was signed to the active roster from the practice squad. Wide receiver Rodney Smith was released to make room for Harnish.
Greenway Out For Vikings; Douglas Down For Falcons Linebacker Chad Greenway's streak of 115 straight games played for the Minnesota Vikings has ended.
Injury Report: Minnesota Vikings Still Unsure Of Greenway’s Status For SundayThe Minnesota Vikings may not have their most experienced linebacker Sunday when they face the Atlanta Falcons at TCF Bank Stadium. Chad Greenway has been held out of practice Wednesday and Thursday with injuries to his hand and ribs. The Vikings have nine players listed on their injury report for Week 3.
Week 3 Injury Report: Greenway Suffers Broken Hand, Believes He Will Play SundayLinebacker Chad Greenway suffered a broken hand in the Minnesota Vikings Week 2 loss to the New England Patriots. The team believes he will be able to play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome. Greenway was the only player to miss Thursday’s practice. They had eight players injured players that were either limited or full participants Thursday.
Minnesota Vikings Head Into Week 1 Relatively HealthyThe Minnesota Vikings have their lineup pretty much set for Sunday’s season opener against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. Head coach Mike Zimmer had few injuries to talk about after Thursday’s practice.
Bridgewater, Vikings Rally Past Cardinals 30-28Teddy Bridgewater gave the giddy fans chanting his first name a pair of go-ahead touchdown throws to cheer for in the fourth quarter, giving the Minnesota Vikings a 30-28 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday night. Bridgewater floated a back-shoulder fade pass from 2 yards out to Rodney Smith with 18 seconds remaining for the lead, after the Cardinals had gone ahead on a bizarre fourth-down score about a minute earlier.
Minnesota Vikings Running Thin On Defensive BacksThe Minnesota Vikings have one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL, but three of the four opening day starters in the secondary may not be available for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys. The Vikings listed four players as non-participants, three players as limited participants and five players as full participants in Thursday's practice.
Josh Freeman's Concussion Keeps Him Out Of Practice, Ponder Re-Enters Minnesota's Starting LineupThe Minnesota Vikings will likely be without Josh Freeman for Sunday's contest against the Green Bay Packers at Mall of America Field. That means third-year quarterback Christian Ponder will take the reigns of the first unit. The Vikings listed four players as non-participants, four as limited participants and four as full participants for Thursday's practice.
Minnesota Vikings Safety Harrison Smith May Need SurgeryThe Minnesota Vikings announced that safety Harrison Smith will not play in Monday's game against the New York Giants because of turf toe. In fact, the team is checking with doctors to see if rest and rehab can heal the second-year safety or if surgery is required. Surgery would put Smith on the injured reserve list.
Minnesota Vikings Claim J'Marcus Webb, Finalize Practice SquadThe Minnesota Vikings claimed former Chicago Bears offensive tackle J'Marcus Webb and released Troy Kropog Sunday. Head coach Leslie Frazier said that he would talk about injuries on Wednesday, including the right knee of Kevin Williams. The Vikings filled their practice squad roster with eight players.
Vikings Keep Webb As No. 5 WR, Sherels As CB, PRJoe Webb's athleticism was too much to part with for the Minnesota Vikings. After converting Webb to wide receiver this spring, following a failed emergency playoff start at quarterback when Christian Ponder was out with an injury, the Vikings kept the versatile former sixth-round draft pick for special teams value and depth at an important position. Webb, in the fourth and final year of his contract, was one of five wide receivers on the 53-man regular-season roster revealed Saturday after the cut deadline.
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