Vikings pick up fifth-year options for Harrison Smith, Matt Kalil

The Minnesota Vikings have picked up fifth-year options for safety Harrison Smith and offensive tackle Matt Kalil for the 2016 season. Drafted 29th overall, Smith got a $5.3 million option. Smith is one of the top young safeties in the NFL. A Pro Bowl selection as a rookie as the fourth overall pick, Kalil has struggled badly over the past two seasons. His option is $11.1 million.

The options are guaranteed for injury only.

Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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