Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Black and Blue all over: Harvin to return
By Kevin Seifert
Minnesota receiver Percy Harvin is expected to return to practice Wednesday, three days after migraine headaches caused him to miss his first game of the season. Vikings coach Brad Childress said during an appearance on Sirius NFL Radio that Harvin has endured a battery of tests over the past few days.
Via the Star Tribune, Childress said the “process is not over yet” and that the Vikings are “working vigorously to try to address [the issue].” That suggests Harvin is still having some lingering effects but feels well enough to resume practicing.
Migraines have afflicted Harvin since he was a child, but they have occurred with exceptional frequency and intensity during his first NFL season. By nature, the onset and duration of the episodes are largely unpredictable.
Continuing around the NFC North:
- Minnesota owner Zygi Wilf met privately with Gov. Tim Pawlenty to discuss the team’s stadium issue. Here is the Associated Press account via the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
- Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiles Green Bay cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt Jr., the team’s youngest assistant at 31.
- Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette: “Ted Thompson, the general manager of the Green Bay Packers, needs to open the team's vault, pull out the corporate checkbook, grab his favorite gold-plated ballpoint pen, find the place where it says ‘Pay to the order of’ and fill in the name of safety Nick Collins.”
- Packers linebacker Brad Jones has an economics degree but is a few credits short of a degree in astrophysics. That and more in this edition of Tuesdays with Wilde at ESPN Milwaukee.
- Virginia McCaskey, 86, still has her hands in the operations of the Chicago Bears, writes Mike Mulligan of the Chicago Sun-Times.
- Bears tailback Adrian Peterson doesn’t expect to play in Chicago next season, writes Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune.
- Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press suggests the Lions should trade receiver Calvin Johnson.
- The Lions are trying to win their last three games of the season, not use them for evaluating players, writes Carlos Monarrez of the Free Press.
- The Lions sent out 400 to 500 complimentary tickets to former season-ticket holders for Sunday’s game against Arizona, writes Tim Twentyman of the Detroit News.