Tye Smith signs with the Vikings after playing with the team in 2021, spending most of his time on the practice squad and seeing action in five games. Prior to joining the Vikings, Smith spent time with the Tennessee Titans (2017-20), Washington Commanders (2016) and Seattle Seahawks (2015-16). With the Titans, Smith played in 36 games (7 starts), recording 44 tackles, one interception, two passes defensed and two forced fumbles, helping the club to three playoff berths, which was highlighted by an AFC Championship run in 2019. The Raleigh, North Carolina, native recorded his lone career interception against Miami in 2017 and also blocked a kick against the Colts in 2019, returning it 63 yards for a touchdown. The Towson product was drafted in the fifth round (170th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Seahawks after starting 42 games for the Tigers.