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Harrison Smith agrees to restructured contract, set to play 13th season with Vikings

Harrison Smith ranks second among active players with 34 career interceptions

Harrison Smith will return for a 13th season with the Minnesota Vikings.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Wednesday the six-time Pro Bowler has agreed to a restructured contract with the team. According to Over The Cap a restructure of Smith's contract could save the team approximately $6.6 million in cap space.

The 29th overall pick by the Vikings in the 2012 draft, Smith has played every season of his professional career in Minnesota. With 34 career interceptions, Smith ranks second among active players, behind former teammate Patrick Peterson, and fifth all-time in team history.

Smith had 93 tackles, three forced fumbles and three sacks for the Vikings in 2023.

Last season was seen as a return to form for the safety. In 2022 Smith was asked to play deeper into the backfield and while it led to the safety grabbing five interceptions it was seen as a drop off year. Under Brian Flores in 2023, Smith was once again lined up all over the defense. Pro Football Focus had Smith as taking 346 snaps as a free safety and 390 snaps in the box.