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Posted on: December 13, 2010 5:11 pm
 

Scratch this Viking out

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

One of the Vikings most important offensive players is definitely out tonight. It might not be the one you’re thinking of, though.

Right, we still don’t know about Brett Favre – inactives are released at 5:50 p.m., so we should know by then – but it’s clear WR Percy Harvin won’t play.

According to Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Harvin didn’t make the trip to Detroit. Thus, if he’s not at Fords Field, he won’t play. This is the second-straight game Harvin will miss with migraine complications.

Stay tuned on who will play quarterback for the Vikings.

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Category: NFL
Posted on: December 9, 2010 1:56 pm
 

Hot Routes 12.9.10: Dolphin travel news!!!

Hot Routes

Posted by Josh Katzowitz and Andy Benoit

Another week, another migraine for Vikings WR Percy Harvin.

 
The Lions have to move one of their best defenders, Kyle Vanden Bosch, to the IR list, ending his season.


The Giants are letting the Dolphins practice at their facility Friday and Saturday as Miami prepares to face the Jets. Apparently, this was a big news story in New York. Mara says it must have been a slow news day. (It was.)


Also, the Dolphins will arrive in New York a day early in order to adjust to the climate and, at the request of owner Stephen Ross, see a Broadway show (Lombardi).


Yeah Jameel McClain is going to go ahead and appeal that $40,000 fine for blasting Pittsburgh’s Heath Miller last Sunday.


It doesn’t matter how much pain he has, Chargers TE Antonio Gates said he’s going to play vs. the Chiefs this Sunday.


Here’s what Tim Tebow had to say about Urban Meyer resigning.


Falcons clinch a playoff berth. (Okay, so we’re already assuming they’ve won this Sunday’s game against Carolina).


The Cardinals have a way of finding talented defensive tackles who can’t quite get their motors running early in their career. Is this year’s first-round pick Dan Williams another one of those guys? Depends how you interpret Ken Whisenhunt’s comments.


The Bucs confirm what we already knew about RT Jeremy Trueblood a few weeks ago.


Two NFL players made Forbes’ “best dressed” list: Tom Brady (of course) and Bengals LB Dhani Jones (a bowtie aficionado).


The Cowboys have had at least four Pro Bowlers every year since 2002. That could change this season.


The Lions could find themselves playing in a road atmosphere at Ford Field this Sunday.


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Posted on: December 5, 2010 11:34 am
 

NFC Inactives, Week 13

Posted by Will Brinson

As always, notable actives right here: Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings (he was out on the field testing his mobility earlier and the Vikes apparently decided to give him a go). 

And the INACTIVES:

Pierre Thomas, RB, Saints - Thomas is inactive and will target Week 14 for his return. That means Reggie Bush and Chris Ivory get all the run against the Bengals.

Steve Smith, WR, Giants - No surprise here.

Percy Harvin, WR, Vikings - Now that's a surprise! Harvin was dealing with a "really strong" migraine earlier and won't make it on the field. Still waiting to hear on AP, but the Vikings are pretty banged up.

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Posted on: December 3, 2010 1:35 pm
 

Migraines continue to haunt Harvin

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Vikings WR Percy Harvin has missed the past three days of practice, and coach Leslie Frazier has conceded it was another migraine headache issue, writes ESPN1500.com.

Harvin According to Tom Pelissero, Harvin – who has missed 33 days of practice this year, mostly because of migraine-related issues – was spotted leaving an Edina, Minn., clinic late Friday morning, most likely receiving treatment for his headaches.

The Vikings WR corps in general is in bad shape. Sidney Rice is still trying to overcome his hip, while Greg Lewis is likely out for Sunday with a concussion and Bernard Berrian has missed the last two practices with a groin injury.

Some good news, though. RB Adrian Peterson – who sprained his ankle last week – practiced for the first time today, and he said he plans to play Sunday vs. the Bills.

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Posted on: November 20, 2010 6:01 pm
Edited on: November 20, 2010 9:20 pm
 

Week 11 injury report analysis Part III

Posted by Andy Benoit

Packers @ Vikings

Brett Favre has a shoulder/ankle/elbow/chin/and probably something else, but he’s listed as probable and is 99.9999 percent certain to go. He’ll have his best receiver, Percy Harvin (ankle) available, and he’s also getting his former best receiver, Sidney Rice, back from hip surgery. No. 3 wideout BernardR. Bush (US Presswire) Berrian, however, is questionable with a groin injury. C John Sullivan (elbow) and G Anthony Herrera (calf) are both questionable, which is a problem given how slipshod the Vikings offensive line is on the outside.

For the Packers, the injury storm seems to be abating (either that or everyone has gone to IR already). WR Donald Driver (quad) and DL Ryan Pickett (ankle) aren’t expected to return yet, but the rest of the lineup is healthy.

Seahawks @ Saints

Reggie Bush (fibula) is likely back and eager to stick it to his former USC coach. Starting RB Pierre Thomas (ankle) is still out, though. It’s starting to seem unlikely that Thomas will return at all in 2010. TE Jeremy Shockey is out with a rib injury, and FS Darren Sharper won’t play due to a bad hamstring. That’s noteworthy because Sharper’s replacement, rising first-rounder Malcom Jenkins, is questionable with a neck. Rookie CB Patrick Robinson is also questionable (ankle); Sean Payton will make a decision on him just before kickoff.

Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck has a crack in his non-throwing wrist. He’ll play, but he won’t get to throw to Brandon Stokley (calf) or Golden Tate (ankle).

Redskins @ Titans

CB DeAngelo Hall does not have a hamstring injury, though expect that to change if Randy Moss beats him on a deep route. RB Ryan Torain DOES have a hamstring injury and won’t play. Fortunately, Clinton Portis is back after missing five games with a bad groin. Portis may not have RG Artis Hicks (thigh) to run behind, but Hicks is probably on the cusp of losing his starting job anyway. S LaRon Landry (Achilles) and CB Carlos Rogers (hamstring) are questionable.

The Titans are still without Kenny Britt (why do you think they signed Moss?) and they’ll play without TE Craig Stevens (knee scope) for the next few weeks. QB Kerry Collins (calf) is doubtful, which means Jeff Fisher avoids having to make a tough call on Vince Young. CB Vincent Fuller did not practice due to a hamstring injury.

UPDATE 9:20 p.m. ET: Landry and Rogers are both out for the Redskins.

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Posted on: November 15, 2010 12:26 pm
 

Favre wants to discuss injury with James Andrews

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Coming off his pronouncement Sunday that he has shoulder problems that might be related to his 2008 biceps surgery, Brett Favre says he will contact noted surgeon Dr. James Andrews.

That’s according to Ed Werder at ESPN.

He originally felt pain Saturday when he was putting on a T-shirt for practice, and there was talk about giving him a pain-killing injection before Sunday’s game vs. the Bears. Ultimately, that never happened, but it didn’t stop Favre from discussing it with Werder after his postgame presser.

Favre said he didn’t feel pain during the game, but he wondered if his underthrow to an open Percy Harvin had something to do with the shoulder.

Andrews was the one to perform the surgery on his biceps tendon in 2008, so it makes sense Favre would contact him. Especially since the Vikings training staff had nothing to do with that surgery or his rehab from it.

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Posted on: November 14, 2010 8:28 pm
 

Favre admits he has shoulder pains also

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Vikings QB Brett Favre told ESPN after the Minnesota game today that he has a previously-undisclosed injury that’s been giving him pain.

After his news conference was complete, he told Ed Werder that he has a pain in his right shoulder that could be related to his 2008 biceps surgery.

From the ESPN story:

Favre told Werder he experienced a sharp pain there while putting on a T-shirt at practice Saturday and there was discussion about taking a pain-killing injection to play against the Bears, but that was eventually deemed unnecessary.

Favre said the shoulder was examined by team doctors and will likely be rechecked Monday. Favre said he experienced no pain during the game but wondered if his underthrown pass on a deep pattern to an open (Percy) Harvin might have indicated otherwise.


Suffice to say, it has not been a very good season for Favre. Maybe he should have, you know, stayed retired.

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Posted on: November 13, 2010 7:54 pm
 

Week 10 injury news and analysis, part III

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Bengals at Colts


Combined, these two teams have a stunning 28 players on their injury lists.

For the Colts, RB Joseph Addai is doubtful with a neck, and though his replacement, Mike Hart, has performed well, he also is on the injury report – questionable with an ankle (he didn’t participate in practice at all this week). He probably won’t play either. Which means that Donald Brown likely will start and get some help from Javarris James.

Another potential problem for Indianapolis is that starting LBs Clint Session and Gary Brackett (toe) are listed as questionable. Session dislocated his elbow a couple weeks ago, but somehow he found a way to play through the rest of the game. Which was pretty amazing. Of course, he hasn’t been seen since, but still.

The Bengals secondary, meanwhile, won’t have much depth. Starting FS Chris Crocker is doubtful with a bad calf, and nickel back Morgan Trent (knee), who originally was listed as questionable, was downgraded today to out. QB Carson Palmer, who didn’t practice Wednesday or Thursday, is listed as probable with a right shoulder injury.

Texans at Jaguars

Houston WR Andre Johnson, who was listed as questionable and who seems to be fighting injuries every week, apparently will start. Which is nice of him, one supposes. But TE Owen Daniels, battling a bad hamstring, will miss his second-straight game. To replace him, look for Joel Dreessen (five catches for 67 yards last week) to get the start.

For the Jaguars, losing DE Aaron Kampman, who tore his ACL, will give Jacksonville a big void on the defensive line, but other than him, Jacksonville should be relatively healthy. LB Daryl Smith, DE Jeremy Mincey, RB Greg Jones and DT Tyson Alualu are probable.

Vikings at Bears


Now that the Sidney Rice question has been answered – he’s still not recovered from hip surgery and will NOT be active Sunday – we can look to the other two Vikings WRs on the injury list. Namely Percy Harvin, who’s been bothered by migraine headaches this week, and Bernard Berrian, who has a groin issue. Both are listed as questionable. Will Brett Favre have anybody to whom he can throw?

The Vikings secondary doesn’t seem much healthier. CB Asher Allen and S Jamarca Sanford are doubtful, while CB Lito Sheppard (hamstring) and CB Frank Walker (hand) are probable.

Bears C Olin Kreutz is questionable to play with a bad hamstring. He didn’t practice Wednesday or Thursday, but he’s expected to play anyway. And Chicago will need him. Minnesota recorded six sacks last week, and the Vikings will be looking to take down Favre as much as possible.

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