EAGAN, Minn. -- AP -- Minnesota Vikings second-year linebacker Cameron Smith will miss the 2020 season because of a heart condition. It was discovered after he tested positive for COVID-19 upon reporting to training camp two weeks ago. The Vikings made the procedural move of waiving Smith with a non-football injury designation.

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Upon clearing waivers, he'll revert to their reserve list. Smith played mostly on special teams as a rookie. He was a fifth-round draft pick out of USC in 2019. Smith announced on Instagram that he needs open heart surgery to fix a bicuspid aortic valve he was born with.

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