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Updated: August 16th, 2010 11:15am
Percy Harvin returns to practice, doesn't speak with reporters

Percy Harvin returns to practice, doesn't speak with reporters

by Tom Pelissero
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Sixteen days after he last was seen on the practice field with the Minnesota Vikings, Percy Harvin is back.

Harvin was on hard when practice resumed Monday morning at the team's Winter Park headquarters and worked with the first-team offense.

The team did not make Harvin available to reporters after practice, but coach Brad Childress said he had a long talk with his playmaking receiver on Sunday night and Harvin is "in a decent place right now."

Harvin missed 21 of 24 camp practices entirely while grieving the death of his grandmother and battling a renewed bout with migraine headaches.

Asked if Harvin is migraine-free, Childress said, "He's feeling better or he wouldn't be here. Migraine-free? I don't know that you could ever say that."

Harvin caught at least one pass downfield during scout work during a 1-hour workout that featured no competitive drills -- providing little indication of Harvin's conditioning.

"We're going to ease him in just to see where he's at by the end of the week," Childress said. "Obviously, he'll go through our practice, and we're not going to attempt to deceive anybody. It should be still pretty base plays. We'll just see where he's at with his legs and that type of thing by the time we get to the end of the week."

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: Brad Childress, Percy Harvin