Aug 28, 2020; Eagan, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive back Harrison Smith (22) at practice at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

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Vikings S Smith ejected vs. Texans

Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith was ejected following a helmet-to-helmet hit on Houston Texans tight end Jordan Akins late in the first half of Sunday’s game.

Smith was disqualified after administering the hit on Akins following a 26-yard catch. Akins was injured on the play while Smith was whistled for a penalty.

Houston’s drive continued and finished with a 28-yard field goal by Ka’imi Fairbairn. Akins was ruled out with a concussion.

Smith, 31, entered the game with 18 tackles and an interception in three games this season.

The five-time Pro Bowl selection has recorded 676 tackles, 24 interceptions, seven forced fumbles and eight fumble recoveries in 117 career games with the Vikings.

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