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Percy Harvin doubtful again, still not cutting as Vikings hoped to see

Percy Harvin doubtful again, still not cutting as Vikings hoped to see

by Tom Pelissero
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Percy Harvin wasn't on the field when the Minnesota Vikings opened their final practice of the week on Friday, leaving their top receiver a long shot for Sunday's game at Green Bay.

Coach Leslie Frazier said Harvin "did some drills catching the football, but not the cutting that we'd like to be able to see."

The Vikings listed Harvin as doubtful (25% chance of playing) on the injury report and would downgrade him to out if he doesn't travel, as he was for last week's game at Chicago.

Harvin's recovery process has extended far longer than expected by Frazier, who said after the Vikings' Nov. 11 win over Detroit he was confident Harvin to be ready after the bye week.

"Yeah, I was," Frazier reiterated on Friday. "No real setbacks. Just hasn't made the improvement that I hoped."

Harvin hasn't played since spraining his left ankle on Nov. 4 at Seattle, missing the Vikings' last two games. He did finish the game against the Seahawks but clearly wasn't himself.

Asked if he has any second thoughts about letting Harvin go back into that game, Frazier said, "Not at all. No. Nope. ... I felt like he could go back in and participate and he did, finished the game. That was the thought process."

Everyone else on the 53-man roster was on the field and listed as probable (virtual certain of playing) on the injury report.

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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In this story: Leslie Frazier, Percy Harvin