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No Percy Harvin as practice resumes; Greenway, Kennedy also missing

No Percy Harvin as practice resumes; Greenway, Kennedy also missing

by Tom Pelissero
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Percy Harvin wasn't on the field as the Minnesota Vikings resumed practice on Tuesday afternoon -- the latest setback for a receiver corps that can't seem to catch a break.

Coach Brad Childress had said on Saturday night he expected Harvin would return on Tuesday for the first time since he Thursday's on-field collapse but noted "I've been wrong before."

Harvin has been dealing with migraines, among other issues, and now has missed or failed to complete 25 of 30 practices since training camp opened.

UPDATE, 4:26 p.m.: Childress said Harvin has "got a couple more tests he's got to accomplish in the medical area. We would hope to get those done in relatively quick fashion. But it's not like making a reservation at a hotel or a restaurant. There's people in front of him."

Sidney Rice reportedly underwent hip surgery on Monday and will miss the first half of the season. With Harvin out, too, Bernard Berrian and Greg Lewis are the starting receivers, with Logan Payne as the No. 3 since Jaymar Johnson's broken thumb landed him on injured reserve.

Javon Walker, signed on Tuesday morning, made his practice debut wearing No. 86. It was unclear where Walker would start on the depth chart -- reporters aren't allowed to watch beyond individual drills for the rest of the season.

Two key defensive players, linebacker Chad Greenway and defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy, also weren't present when practice began on Tuesday.

Center John Sullivan (calf strain) was in uniform and participating.

One non-football note: the Vikings are the latest team to take advantage of the NFL's decision to allow advertisements on practice jerseys. Players wore Verizon patches during practice on Tuesday.

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