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Updated: July 25th, 2013 2:08pm
Former Vikings receiver Percy Harvin opens training camp on PUP list

Former Vikings receiver Percy Harvin opens training camp on PUP list

by Judd Zulgad
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Percy Harvin has a new home but getting him on the practice field remains an issue.

The former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver ended last season on injured reserve after hurting his ankle on Nov. 4 in Seattle.

Dealt to the Seahawks in the offseason, Harvin will begin training camp on the physically-unable-to perform-list because of a new injury. This time Harvin is dealing with a hip issue.

Harvin, who missed countless practices in four seasons with the Vikings, reportedly is battling a slight tear in the labrum of his hip. He'll get a second opinion early next week. Pro Football Talk reports Harvin could end up having surgery.

The Seahawks, meanwhile, want Harvin to try to practice and play with the injury while getting treatment, according to PFT.

Harvin did injure his right hip early in the 2010 season while playing for the Vikings.

Considering the price the Seahawks paid to get Harvin, it's safe to say they will be holding their breath until he gets on the field.

The Vikings received first- and seventh-round selection in this year's draft in the trade and a third-round pick in 2014. The Vikings used the first-round pick to take Florida cornerback Xavier Rhodes 25th overall.

Harvin, one of the NFL's best playmakers when healthy, was then signed to a six-year, $67 million contract by Seattle.

Judd Zulgad is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and "Saturday Morning SportsTalk" from 10 a.m. to noon on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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In this story: Percy Harvin, Xavier Rhodes