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Updated: December 4th, 2011 10:45am
Illness doesn't keep Percy Harvin from playing against Broncos

Illness doesn't keep Percy Harvin from playing against Broncos

by Judd Zulgad
1500ESPN.com
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin missed Friday's practice because of an illness but he was active for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos at the Metrodome.

Running back Adrian Peterson and cornerback Asher Allen were among the Vikings' inactives.

It's the second game in a row that Peterson will sit out because of a high ankle sprain. Peterson was declared out for Sunday's game on Friday. Toby Gerhart will start in his place.

Allen suffered a shoulder injury last Sunday against the Falcons and will be replaced as the starting left corner by Benny Sapp.

Also inactive for the Vikings: cornerback Chris Cook; safety Andrew Sendejo; offensive linemen Brandon Fusco and DeMarcus Love; and defensive end D'Aundre Reed.

While Sendejo is inactive after being signed last week, veteran Jarrad Page is active. Page also was signed last week. Jamarca Sanford and Mistral Raymond will start at strong and free safety, respectively.

Quarterback Sage Rosenfels, who was claimed off waivers by the Vikings last week, was the No. 3 quarterback Sunday.

Standout rookie linebacker Von Miller was inactive for the Broncos after suffering a thumb injury last Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. Miller had to have surgery on the thumb but was able to practice on a limited basis Friday.

Also inactive for the Broncos: safety Rahim Moore; running back Quinn Johnson; linebacker Mike Mohamed; guard Manny Ramirez; and tackles Tony Hills and Julius Thomas.

Judd Zulgad is a columnist for 1500ESPN.com. 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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