Percy Harvin is back on the practice field

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When the Vikings started Organized Team Activities, wide receiver Percy Harvin wasn’t able to participate fully.

His recovery from shoulder surgery limited him to individual workouts, including sprints up a hill with Adrian Peterson, during the first three OTA days. That changed on Tuesday when Harvin put on his helmet and took part in a full practice for the first time this offseason.

Harvin told Mike Wobschall of the Vikings website that his shoulder felt great in his first day back. There was a little soreness, but Harvin called it an expected side effect of his return to work and nothing that would create a problem moving forward. He also said that the videos of his races with Peterson gave the wrong impression of who was faster.

“I won eight out of 10. He won the last two,” Harvin said. “It’s just crazy that those were the two that they recorded. Like I say, he’s doing a great job. I was just out here to push him. It’s always good to have that bunny in front of you kind of pushing you. So the drill was for him. He’s doing an incredible job and I can’t wait to see him back on the field.”

The Vikings will be happy with a healthy Harvin and a healthy Peterson regardless of which one runs uphill more quickly.