With knee surgery for Irv Smith, Vikings TE depth 'not good'
FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. catches a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Minneapolis. The Vikings have their first significant setback of the season with a knee injury for Smith that requires surgery and will likely sideline him for at least several weeks. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File)
Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. receives a pass in drills during a joint NFL football training camp with the Denver Broncos Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, in Eagan, Minn. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)