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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,”┬áHarvin 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.

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11 Responses to “Percy Harvin is back on the practice field”
  1. scottieplongballs says: Jun 6, 2012 9:04 AM

    Even thou i dont think the Vikings will get to .500 this year, i do think they will be a very tough team to beat and may surprise some people.

  2. wludford says: Jun 6, 2012 9:24 AM

    I think the Vikings will get to .500, or better, and surprise even more people.

  3. monkeyhateclean says: Jun 6, 2012 10:03 AM

    .500 is my best case scenario. They will probably be starting 5-6 rooks, and not many make a smooth transition to the NFL in their first year.

  4. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jun 6, 2012 10:05 AM

    It doesn’t matter what their record is this year; they’re going to be playoff contenders in 2013 and back should be very good for a while after that. People who say they’ll be terrible for 10 years know nothing about football.

  5. ajknox88 says: Jun 6, 2012 10:22 AM

    @thankheavenfornumberseven

    Possibly, but they are playing in a division that already has 3 playoff contenders, so the chances of them overcoming any of those teams in 2 years is highly unlikely considering all the Vikings have on offense is basically Harvin and Peterson, and Peterson is going to slow down a bit in the coming years.

  6. dexterismyhero says: Jun 6, 2012 10:23 AM

    Is Pervy Harvin back on the PFT board yet?

  7. pitbullmentality says: Jun 6, 2012 10:31 AM

    Shoulder is better but he is still going be sidelined for his headache issues.

  8. mnomalley says: Jun 6, 2012 10:41 AM

    I watched some highlights from yesterday’s OTA’s and Harvin was looking very good. He is definitely setting the tone for our new WR corps. He is also bonding well with Simpson, wich could only be beneficial.

  9. lnfinite says: Jun 6, 2012 12:40 PM

    Still way too soon to speculate on the upcoming season.

  10. akviking says: Jun 6, 2012 3:00 PM

    Yeah its a tough division, but remember the Vikes were on the cusp of a championship only 3 years ago – it doesn’t take long for the mighty to crash

  11. virginiaviking says: Jun 6, 2012 4:24 PM

    ajknox88 apparently know nothing about football. Kyle Rudolph and John Carlson is a pretty good duo at tight end and our D is led by a pretty good player that led the NFL in sacks Jared Allen. Toby Gerhart will run even better behind Kahlil. So I think the Vikes have a little more than just AP and Percy….

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