MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Receiver Percy Harvin and tight end Visanthe Shiancoe are among the Minnesota Vikings who will be held out of Saturday’s preseason game at Seattle.
Harvin hasn’t practiced much this week because of a rib injury, and Shiancoe is still working on a pulled hamstring that kept him out of the preseason opener.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin is dealing with another migraine headache.
Harvin didn’t practice Thursday. Interim head coach Leslie Frazier says he hopes Harvin can participate Friday.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin has a hamstring injury.
Harvin was added to the injury report Thursday and listed as a limited participant in practice. Harvin returned a kickoff for a touchdown in last week’s win over Dallas, and afterward he called himself as healthy as he’s felt all season.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Percy Harvin experienced the scariest episode yet in a career plagued by migraine headaches when he collapsed at Minnesota Vikings’ practice Thursday and was taken to a hospital by ambulance.
Coach Brad Childress left team headquarters after practice and spent the rest of the afternoon at the hospital with Harvin, who also got visits from other coaches and teammates.
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings held their final public practice on another hot, humid morning Thursday, giving the fans some free entertainment in the form of a high-intensity workout with a brief scuffle.
Of course, the shoving and shouting between running back Toby Gerhart and defensive end Ray Edwards, followed by a spirited knock-it-off confrontation of Edwards by defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, didn’t answer any of the big questions marks surrounding the defending NFC North champions.
Unlike most rookie receivers, Percy Harvin never had much trouble adjusting to life in the NFL.
The cocksure former Florida Gator never flinched at the Minnesota Vikings’ voluminous playbook, deftly made adjustments on the fly while running a route, and looked like a natural returning kickoffs for the first time in his career.
Percy Harvin’s exceptional rookie season for Minnesota has been painfully slowed.
Not by an opposing defense or a typical injury, but by a debilitating neurological problem that can keep even a tough, athletic football player from functioning properly: Migraine headaches, which kept Harvin out of practice again Thursday, increasing the possibility he will miss a second straight game when the Vikings (11-2) play at Carolina.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin is still struggling with migraine headaches.
The chronic problem forced the rookie from Florida to miss the game against Cincinnati last week. Vikings coach Brad Childress said Harvin participated in a walkthrough with the team Wednesday morning, but he wasn’t at the afternoon practice.
Harvin is seeing a specialist for his condition, which Childress called on Wednesday “debilitating.”
Brett Favre has been fueling Minnesota’s passing game with remarkable efficiency, a rhythm reflected by the 40-year-old’s career-high completion percentage of 88 posted over the weekend.
The Vikings (9-1) wouldn’t be thriving, though, without the success Favre’s new pass-catching friends are having up and down the field. Sidney Rice has become his favorite receiver, and rookie Percy Harvin and tight end Visanthe Shiancoe also are consistently finding openings with sharp, smart routes.
Percy Harvin was picked in the first round by the Minnesota Vikings primarily for his versatility and exceptional speed. Turns out the kid from Florida is plenty tough, too.
Harvin has five touchdowns — three on passes and two on kickoff returns — in eight games. He has 28 receptions for 369 yards, eight carries for another 39 yards and his average of 30.7 yards per kickoff return ranks second in the NFL behind Miami’s Ted Ginn. Because of a positive drug test before the draft, Harvin dropped to the No. 22 selection, allowing Minnesota to get him.
Minnesota Vikings rookie receiver and return man Percy Harvin did not practice Thursday because of illness.
Coach Brad Childress did not specify the illness, but Harvin has had trouble with migraine headaches this season. Childress says he is hopeful that Harvin will return to practice Friday, two days before the game at Green Bay.
The Minnesota Vikings are unbeaten, but a little beat up.
The evidence starts in the training room, with Pro Bowl cornerback Antoine Winfield’s sprained right foot and wide receiver Percy Harvin’s aggravated left shoulder injury.
The clues continue in Monday’s video review, when players watched their second-half struggles in a narrow victory over the Baltimore Ravens.
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