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Updated: July 31st, 2010 12:11pm
Percy Harvin leaves practice on a cart

Percy Harvin leaves practice on a cart

by Tom Pelissero
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MANKATO, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings finished Saturday's morning practice without their top two receivers after Percy Harvin left for unknown reasons.

Harvin participated in the early portion of practice and made one of the day's memorable plays, holding on for a bobbling catch despite losing his helmet on the first play of a 7-on-7 passing drill.

But he left on a cart sometime after, missed all of team drills and wasn't seen during post-practice media availability. Coach Brad Childress didn't address reporters after practice, and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell -- like many observers -- said he didn't know the reigning NFL offensive rookie of the year left.

Not too much should be read into the significance of the cart, which the Vikings use liberally. Earlier in practice, reserve cornerback Benny Sapp was carted to the cool-down tent because of apparent heat-related issues but returned for team drills.

The Vikings -- who practice again at 7 p.m. Saturday -- already are without No. 1 receiver Sidney Rice, who is on the active/physically unable to perform list with a hip injury.

Rice and cornerback Cedric Griffin (knee reconstruction), who also is on the list, did a roughly 1-hour workout indoors Saturday morning. Rice later was seen running partial-speed sprints on an adjacent practice field, as he also did on Friday.

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for He hosts from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and co-hosts from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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