And so plenty of them likely aren’t surprised by the latest news that, once again, receiver Percy Harvin is nowhere to be seen.
As the Vikings commenced practice on Thursday, Harvin wasn’t on the field with his teammates, according to Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Obvious suspicion? Harvin’s migraine headaches have returned.
He visited the Mayo Clinic in December after missing extended time earlier that month, and he said that doctors devised a “great plan” for treating the affliction that has bothered him for years.
Harvin was named the AP offensive rookie of the year. He caught only three passes for 23 yards against the Cowboys and he didn’t have much of an impact in the return game — due in large part to the fact that the Cowboys only kicked off twice, and both were touchbacks.
Also absent was defensive end Ray Edwards (knee) and defensive tackle Kevin Williams (knee).
And that could be the bigger problem for the Vikings, given that the defensive line put the clamps on the Cowboys on Sunday.