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Around the NFL: Minnesota tight ends

Irv Smith had seemed like a potential sleeper tight end all offseason, with Kyle Rudolph gone from the Vikings. But now it's not certain Smith will play at all this season, and the Vikings' trade for Chris Herndon yesterday highlights that. Is there value in the situation?  more »

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Aug
31

Vikings TE Smith Jr. to undergo meniscus surgery

Minnesota Vikings tight end IRV SMITH JR. will undergo knee surgery this week after suffering a meniscus injury during Friday’s preseason finale. According to Head Coach Mike Zimmer, Smith’s recovery timelineMore will be determined after the operation. Smith would be undergoing a meniscus trim – typically requiring a month or so recovery – or a full repair that could sideline him for six-to-eight months. Fellow tight end TYLER CONKLIN is set to return from a hamstring injury that kept him out of the preseason, and he presumably becomes the new starter. Less

Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Aug
30

Vikings TE Smith to miss start of season

Minnesota Vikings tight end IRV SMITH JR. is reportedly expected to have surgery for a meniscus injury and miss the start of the regular season. The 23-year-old tight end is headingMore into his third season with the Vikings and was expecting to play a big role in the offense this year. Fellow tight end TYLER CONKLIN will now likely see increased playing time to start the season. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Around the NFL: Irv Smith

I'm not sure how I feel about the Minnesota tight ends this year. Kyle Rudolph is gone, setting up a possible breakout player in 2019 second-rounder Irv Smith. The problem is that it's a two-tight end offense, and Smith's own coach has downplayed the idea of the youngster seeing a greatly expanded role.   more »

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