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Wednesday, February 6, 2013
BBAO: Percy Harvin and the offseason

By Kevin Seifert

We're Black and Blue All Over:

Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier's appearance this week on ESPN 1500 in the Twin Cities provided two points of interest.

First, Frazier confirmed that receiver Percy Harvin returned to the team's practice facility recently for a postseason exit physical. Frazier said Harvin was "cleared" from an ankle sprain that ended his season and that "all the medicals were good."

Second, Frazier indicated that he and Harvin had an in-depth conversation, no doubt covering some of the behind-the-scenes issues that seemed to arise after Harvin's injury.

"We definitely had to talk just in general about a lot of things," Frazier said. We had a good conversation. We talked, and it was good conversation. So, hopefully, everything will work out."

That, of course, stops well short of suggesting the Vikings are prepared to offer Harvin a contract extension that would alleviate some of the previous tension between him and the team. Harvin has one year remaining on his deal. You wonder if he will participate in the Vikings' offseason program if he is unsigned. I'm guessing this will be a story we'll be monitoring for months.

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