NFL Rumors: Vikings Star Safety Could Miss Week 3

The Minnesota Vikings could be short their defense's most established star for their Week 3 matchup against the Detroit Lions. Safety Harrison Smith remained out at Friday's practice for the third straight day, jeopardizing his availability for the pivotal NFC North clash.
Smith suffered a concussion in his team's Week 2 Monday Night Football 24-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Should he miss Week 3, defensive backs Josh Metellus and Lewis Cine will likely see increased snaps in his stead.
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Smith joined the Vikings as their 29th overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft. He proved an immediate contributor, starting 16 games as a rookie, and gradually grew into a cornerstone for the team. A Pro Bowler in six of his past seven seasons, Smith has hauled in 30 career interceptions over his 147 appearances in what could eventually prove to be a Hall of Fame career. He'll be sorely missed if unavailable against a Lions offense that has scored the second-most points in the league to begin the season.

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