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Berrian remains limited for Vikings

Brett Favre’s receiving corps for his first regular season game as a member of the Vikings may not feature a lot of familiar faces.

Bernard Berrian remained limited in practice on Thursday and hasn’t been able to go full speed since injuring his hamstring in the team’s first preseason game. Berrian has thus far declined to say if he thinks he’ll be able to go on Sunday and the team won’t have to put an official label on his chances until after practice on Sunday.

Berrian’s injury has limited the amount of time he’s had to work with Favre, something the quarterback admitted could be troublesome come gametime.

“I think it would be foolish to say that we’re on
the same page,” Favre said. “Some ways, it’s similar to what happened
last year when I got to New York with Laveranues (Coles). He had a torn
quad. I really didn’t work with him until the first week, and I can
remember playing at Miami and missing him on a couple of throws. I
wasn’t really sure where he was going to be, but as the season
progressed, I got more confident in what he was doing.”

If Berrian can’t go, the Vikings would be very thin at receiver on Monday. Sidney Rice fronts a group that includes rookie Percy Harvin, Jaymar Johnson, Darius Reynaud and Thursday signee Greg Lewis.  

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20 Responses to “Berrian remains limited for Vikings”
  1. Kidekk says: Sep 10, 2009 5:38 PM

    Maybe, you know, if you went to that Training Camp thingamajig, you would have had ample time to do that. But that’s just craaaaaaaazy talk.

  2. briano29 says: Sep 10, 2009 5:39 PM

    Is this why they signed this Lewis guy?
    I am so confused about the timing of the Bobby Wade release . . .

  3. DeBoe says: Sep 10, 2009 5:40 PM

    If Berrian can’t go, the Vikings would be very thin at receiver on Monday. Sidney Rice fronts a group that includes rookie Percy Harvin, Jaymar Johnson, Darius Reynaud and Thursday signee Greg Lewis.
    Correct me if I am wrong, but haven’t the Vikings been very thin at receiver since Randy Moss was traded in 2005. That was over four years ago. This team will be lucky to win 8 games.

  4. Hurricane says: Sep 10, 2009 5:42 PM

    When are the Vikings gonna let berrian go?
    The guy is injured all the time and not worth all the millions they threw after him.

  5. irishgary says: Sep 10, 2009 5:43 PM

    yeah and as the season progressed he could only hit defenders. Drama Vi-Queen

  6. Bitchplease says: Sep 10, 2009 6:08 PM

    Who needs to throw when you have Adrian Peterson?
    Guy ran for 1,700 plus last year with freakin Frerrote and T-Joke as a QB.

  7. Phil Wright says: Sep 10, 2009 6:10 PM

    Are the Vikings before or after their game on Sunday?

  8. bears4ever says: Sep 10, 2009 6:17 PM

    uh oh wade is gone and berrian might be banged for a spell? hmmmmmm……
    GO BEARS!!!

  9. JimmySmith says: Sep 10, 2009 6:18 PM

    They are making excuses already and they haven’t even lost their first game.
    If Berrian can’t go, I am sure their other WR’s will step up, like Bobby Wade, oh wait, my mistake.

  10. Hap says: Sep 10, 2009 6:31 PM

    Favre apologists UNITE !

  11. purple haze harvin says: Sep 10, 2009 6:33 PM

    Can someone tell me who the hell Greg Lewis is and who is going to replace him when the vikes cut him next week?

  12. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Sep 10, 2009 6:43 PM

    I’m sure Favre and Berrian will get on the same page pretty quickly. Afterall, Berrian only knows how to run one route. The busted coverage go route….. What a waste of free agency cash he was.
    Do you think there’s a reason why a WR starved team like the Bears would let him go….

  13. nato2424 says: Sep 10, 2009 6:49 PM

    Purple falling apart already!!

  14. Fan_Of_ Four says: Sep 10, 2009 6:50 PM

    Playing against the Browns I’m not sure they even need WR’s.

  15. Vikes-N-Favre says: Sep 10, 2009 7:03 PM

    DeBoe says: September 10, 2009 5:40 PM
    Correct me if I am wrong, but haven’t the Vikings been very thin at receiver since Randy Moss was traded in 2005. That was over four years ago. This team will be lucky to win 8 games.
    ***********************************************
    Lucky to win 8 games? We have done that on a few occasions since Moss left numb nuts.. In case you forgot, we are the defending NFC North Champs with a record of 10-6 compared to your Ass Packers miserable 6-10 record..
    If any team would be lucky to win 8 games, its GB.. We already have that covered, along with a much better defense, and run game.. Thank you..

  16. TrueFan says: Sep 10, 2009 7:08 PM

    DeBoe –
    Please explain your math to me dipstick. They won 10 games last year, added a veteran QB, a talented rookie or two, and released an aging veteran receive with career 7 Tds.
    So, that makes them go BACKWARDS 2 games?
    Please go post elsewhere. Really…

  17. jordan4440 says: Sep 10, 2009 7:54 PM

    The game is on Sunday dumbass. Not Monday.

  18. jrmbadger says: Sep 10, 2009 9:15 PM

    “TrueFan says:
    September 10, 2009 7:08 PM
    DeBoe –
    Please explain your math to me dipstick. They won 10 games last year, added a veteran QB, a talented rookie or two, and released an aging veteran receive with career 7 Tds.
    So, that makes them go BACKWARDS 2 games?
    Please go post elsewhere. Really…

    Well maybe YOU should go post somewhere else.
    First off, the addition of Favre is of debateable value to the Vikings, but secondly and most importantly, Wade was your leading receiver in terms of receptions.
    If you think that replacing your most experienced WR who leads your club in receptions (in the west coast offense btw) with a guy who has never caught a pass for your organization and a bunch of rookies (with your other leading WR hurt) isn’t going to affect your team you should post somewhere else. These hamstring injuries haunt receivers the whole year – just ask James Jones from last year. Your scrub-squad WR core just got worse and you post here that you think it got better? Are you serious?
    Your precious new quarterback has spent 0 time in camp. Expect lots of rust.
    AND, if you think Favre will lead you to the promised land – the superbowl – maybe you should see this: http://media.photobucket.com/image/favre%20last%20pass/DosaRavengard/Will_Stuff/favre_pass.jpg
    Yeah, that’s the last pass Favre threw as a Packer. Notice that everyone but the receiver he threw to was wide open. Favre either made a terrible decision or gave up. Take your pick. Neither is good news for you. Also ask the Jets how well that Brett Favre thing worked for them.
    Get off the purple kool-aid. The Vikings will be a decent team, but far from the juggernaut that you think it is. The Pack and the Bears are improved from last year and it will be a tight division race. Ultimately, we all know that Favre will break down towards the end and you will end up limping into a first round loss for the playoffs. Have fun with that.
    Oh and bye the way, no-one cares who was division champ LAST YEAR – the Packers have many of those in the trophy case – but they are meaningless. A meaningless award for a team that didn’t win the whole thing.

  19. mnmaverick says: Sep 11, 2009 2:25 AM

    Favre won in Green Bay with Robert Brooks and Donald Driver at receiver.
    They were not much better than Berrian.
    As for Bears fans, all you have is Devin Hester. How healthy was he last year? We’ve got Berrian, Harvin, and Rice. You’ve got no room to talk, fellas. Go give your Diebetic Alcoholic of a Quarterback a drink.

  20. RagnartheViking says: Sep 11, 2009 8:33 AM

    It wouldn’t be a Viking article if the comments weren’t hijacked by the Packer and Bear fans.
    Why don’t you go comment on your own teams articles……oh that’s right, those are few and far between on here.
    It’d be different if you jagoffs had something new to say, but it’s the same crap from the same posters, day after day.
    Vikes fans, you can’t win with these idiots.
    When we said Wade had more receptions than Hester, it was, he sucks we didn’t want him, now he’s cut, the Vikes are assholes and ” come on back Bobby”.
    As for Pack fans, it’s just they can’t handle Favre is on the Vikes. He was God for 16 years in Gb, than they wished him well for the Jets, now he’s a Viking and “he’s been horrible for years” here, look at this video.
    How do you argue with that sort of logic?
    GB has the most pitiful, idiotic fans, Chicago is a very close second. I’ve lived in Wisconsin for a long time, every year when the schedule comes out, you hear ” i see us with 12-14 wins” EVERY YEAR!! whether they were 12-4 or 6-10 or 4-12.
    There is no common sense involved. Then we are castigated for being delusional.
    You won’t win any arguement with a packer fan, if you prove your point, they shift the arguement slightly and keep repeating this tactic til you say F$%k it.
    Bears fans, epitomized so very well on SNL. DABEARS. Idoits. Led by the cro-magnon Dewey Axewound, Have about as much IQ as the chair I’m sitting in.
    Keep yapping jagoffs, we will see very soon who is the best team.

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