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Reports: Za’Darius Smith agrees to terms with Vikings

Za'Darius Smith
Posted at 1:31 PM, Mar 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-22 14:31:14-04

GREEN BAY (NBC 26)  — Former Green Bay outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings, according to reports from Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero.

The Associated Press reported Monday that Smith had been in Minnesota for a free-agent visit with the Vikings.

Smith was released by the Packers a week ago. His 2021 season was ruined by a back injury. He played in only one game.

According to the Associated Press, the Vikings could use another proven pass rusher but lack salary cap space. Smith made the Pro Bowl in each of his first two years with the Packers while totaling 26 sacks in 32 games.

His defensive coordinator those seasons was Mike Pettine. He is the assistant head coach for the Vikings.

This article contains content from the Associated Press.