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Vikings holding out hope for Percy Harvin

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It’s no surprise that wide receiver Percy Harvin missed practice for the Vikings on Wednesday.

Harvin called himself a “long shot” to play in Week 10 as a result of the ankle injury that he suffered during last week’s loss to the Seahawks. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier is sounding more optimistic notes about Harvin’s chances of both returning to practice and playing against the Lions. He said Harvin is “making improvements” as the week moves along.

“Percy is doing better,” Frazier said, via Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com. “He won’t practice (Wednesday). We’ll take it day to day, see how he feels (Thursday).”

Harvin has 62 catches for 677 yards this season and he’s scored five touchdowns. The Vikings are getting Jarius Wright ready to fill a bigger role on the offense in the event that Harvin can’t play. Frazier also said that Jerome Simpson hasn’t returned to his old form since hurting his back earlier this season, so this isn’t really shaping up to be the weekend that the Vikings passing game snaps back to life.

Or, put another way, Adrian Peterson should probably plan on a busy day.

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14 Responses to “Vikings holding out hope for Percy Harvin”
  1. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Nov 7, 2012 3:16 PM

    He should really stop yelling at his coaches. He yelled at Chilly and now he’s yelling at Frazier. That kind of behavior wouldn’t fly in Green Bay.

  2. coolzog says: Nov 7, 2012 3:19 PM

    Why Jarius Wright hasn’t been getting more playing time is a mystery to me, considering that Michael Jenkins and Jerome Simpson have been complete non-factors this season.

  3. burto4 says: Nov 7, 2012 3:21 PM

    This just isnt shapping up well for the Vikes this week…as a die hard Viking fan, they have already exceeded my expectations this season but as anyone should be im still not satisfied. Hopefully Ponder starts looking like he did the first month of the season.

  4. thetokyosandblaster says: Nov 7, 2012 3:33 PM

    That’s cute. Like it matters.

  5. seals1 says: Nov 7, 2012 3:38 PM

    Harvin is getting tired and beat up and needs a rest. He will be gone at the end of the season and the soft spoken statue we call coach will still be around.

    You can take the title of this article and substitute a number of coordinators, coaches, QB’s, LB, OL, DB, WR on the Vikings roster.

    This is going to be an epic losing streak to end the year. Maybe it’s the sting of last night’s debacle of the hand out society proving it’s larger than the work force, maybe it’s the sting of our QB’s arm, maybe it’s the sting of watching our coach not open his mouth during game but this fan has lost all confidence.

  6. shaggytoodle says: Nov 7, 2012 3:41 PM

    Well the Vikings better win or else they are going into thier bye with a 3 game losing streak.

    With a very tough schedule to close out after they get back from it.

    Good luck Vikings.

  7. anarchopurplism says: Nov 7, 2012 4:16 PM

    The Vikings are who we THOUGHT they were!

  8. samanthasteeleruinedmyqb says: Nov 7, 2012 4:17 PM

    Percy Harvin is beyond a doubt the toughest man in the NFL. Nevertheless, I think he should take a couple weeks off and get that ankle healed up. I would like to see what Jarius Wright can do.

  9. dtrb10 says: Nov 7, 2012 5:26 PM

    This coaching staff is such a joke! This team is! Now that Ziggy got the stadium approved he can now clean house and bring some real football guys in here to get the talent out of these guys that these JV coaches cannot!

  10. adantsa says: Nov 7, 2012 6:11 PM

    If anyone can play injured, and play effectively, Percy is that guy. GB trolls may not be scared of the Vikes but they should be scared of Percy Harvin. Oh, and he’s not going anywhere.

  11. mediasloppy says: Nov 7, 2012 10:46 PM

    dtrb10 says:
    Nov 7, 2012 5:26 PM

    This coaching staff is such a joke! This team is! Now that Ziggy got the stadium approved he can now clean house and bring some real football guys in here to get the talent out of these guys that these JV coaches cannot!
    ———————–
    What is the second youngest team in the NFL supposed to be heading to the Super Bowl in your head?

  12. thetokyosandblaster says: Nov 8, 2012 12:25 AM

    Wait wait wait….

    “Percy Harvin is beyond a doubt the toughest man in the NFL.”

    Please, explain.

    I can’t wait to hear how a dude who sits out because of a headache is tougher than other people who play through waaaaaaay more intense pain.

  13. samanthasteeleruinedmyqb says: Nov 8, 2012 1:03 PM

    thetokyosandblaster says:Nov 8, 2012 12:25 AM

    Wait wait wait….

    “Percy Harvin is beyond a doubt the toughest man in the NFL.”

    Please, explain.

    I can’t wait to hear how a dude who sits out because of a headache is tougher than other people who play through waaaaaaay more intense pain.
    _______

    You’ve obvoiusly never had a severe migraine, and he hasn’t missed a game with one since his second season. He’s missed 3 games in 4 years. He takes gigantic hits going over the middle and running the ball and he’s a little guy. He hits people a lot bigger than him and they’re the ones who wind up on the ground. Oh, and you’re an idiot.

  14. foofooface says: Nov 9, 2012 10:09 AM

    I hope he doesn’t play against my Lions. Players pretty much exaggerate their injuries tho just to mess with the opposing team… I won’t be surprised if he does play Sunday.

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