Minnesota also signed FB Johnny Stanton to the practice squad.
FB Johnny Stanton (@johnnystantoniv) has been signed to the practice squad.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) November 26, 2019
Doctson, 26, was taken in the first round out of TCU in 2016 by the Redskins. He signed a four-year, $10.049 million contract and was set to make a base salary of $1,820,406 for the 2019 season when the Redskins released him back in September.
The Vikings later signed Doctson to a contract before placing him on injured reserve with a leg injury soon after. Minnesota designated him to return from injured reserve a few weeks ago.
In 2018, Doctson appeared in 15 games for the Redskins and caught 44 passes for 532 yards receiving (12.1 YPC) and two touchdowns.
Smith, 22, was selected in the fifth round of this year’s draft by the Vikings. He signed a four-year, $2.8 million rookie contract but was waived coming out of the preseason and later re-signed to Minnesota’s practice squad.
Smith has bounced back and forth between Minnesota’s practice squad and active roster so far this season. He’s appeared in two games and recorded two total tackles.
During his four-year college career with the Trojans, Smith recorded 354 total tackles, 26.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, four interceptions, 14 pass defenses, three fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, and scored one defensive touchdown.