NFL Notes: Vikings S Harrison Smith signs extension


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings have signed safety Harrison Smith to a contract extension.

Terms were not disclosed Monday.

In his first four seasons, Smith has piled up 402 tackles along with 12 interceptions and 5.5 sacks. He has started 52 of his 53 regular-season games and was an injury-replacement selection for the Pro Bowl last season. The Notre Dame standout also set a team record in 2015 by returning four interceptions for touchdowns.

Other 2012 rookies Jarius Wright, Rhett Ellison, Blair Walsh and Audie Cole have also been re-signed by the Vikings.

Seahawks: Lynch officially announces retirement
Marshawn Lynch is putting to rest any lingering speculation about a possible return to the NFL in an interview with "60 Minutes Sports."

In the interview that is to air Tuesday, Lynch says, "I'm retired. Is that good enough? Which camera do you want me to look into? This one? I'm done. I'm not playing football anymore."

There's been speculation throughout the offseason that Lynch was having second thoughts about his decision to retire, which he announced in a post on social media during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. The Seahawks placed Lynch on the reserve/retired list in May, meaning the team would retain his rights if Lynch decided to return.

The move by Seattle was a procedural step, but it was necessary to make Lynch's retirement official.

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