Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway will have minor arthroscopic knee surgery this week. He won't be back on the field until training camp. "He had a little tension in his knee ... Just some tenderness in the knee," coach Leslie Frazier told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "And we ended up doing an MRI and saw some things in there that we thought we needed to go in and clean up. And thats what were going to do."
The ESPN radio affiliate in Minnesota reports that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is participating in team drills Wednesday during OTA workouts about four months after sports hernia surgery. The report says there's no live contact in OTAs, but it appears "he's full go" in this setting. "I'm pretty much 100 percent," Peterson said. "Me knowing my body, I would like to be a little stronger in some areas. But I'm feeling great." Peterson said he "definitely earned a lot more respect for your abdominal muscles" and has been ramping up his weight training after initially gearing exercises to reduce pressure on the area.
Vikings receiver Greg Childs has indeed suffered two torn patella tendons in his knees, ending his rookie season prematurely. Surgery is expected soon. Childs appeared to sustain the injury while going up for a pass near the endzone and landing hard toward the end of Saturday's practice. He was carted off the field. You hate to see any player go down for any reason, and Greg has struggled with injuries, as we know, in college, said Frazier on Saturday.
USA Today reports that new Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin has practiced as a slot receiver, outside receiver, running back and kick returner. Harvin sees similarities to how he was used under offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell in 2009 and 2010 in Minnesota, and also has had some flashbacks to his time at Florida, where he was the X-factor in the Gators' read-option offense. "We're always trying to find unique qualities in our guys, and then hopefully express that in our play," coach Pete Carroll said. "He's a different athlete, because not only is he so fast, but he's steel strong. Just really tough, physical for a guy who only weighs 197 pounds. We hope to see him catch the ball on the move, so he can use his stuff. That doesn't mean we give him the ball in the backfield just to hand it to him, we want to throw the ball to him all over the field. It's not going to change our football team in terms of what we want to do, we're just going to add him in and cut him loose, let him go."
While visiting the President at the White House with his former Ravens teammates, new Texans safety Ed Reed admitted to the Ravens' official team website that he could miss some games thanks to his injured hip. He had surgery for it after signing with Houston and needs up to three months of recovery time. "I plan on being back for Week 1," Reed said. "But as you've known me for the longest time, Im going to be smart about my injuries and make sure Im there for the later part of the season when the team really needs me."
The Houston Chronicle reports that Texans receiver DeVier Posey is closer than hes ever been to returning to participation. Posey suffered a torn Achilles in January and had surgery four and a half months ago. I should be out on the field next week doing drills and getting acclimated to the heat and getting my foot on that solid ground again, Posey said. Posey has attended OTAs while only being able to watch from the sidelines. Were making a decision on him at the end of camp because of the PUP and those type of things, Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. Hes doing everything he can. Hes going to come back and hes going to play for us next year. How early is the question.
Arian Foster told FOXSports.com he would "more than likely" be ready for training camp after straining his calf in late May. Its just a small calf strain," he said of the injury. "News is dry in the offseason, so it made headlines."
Texans linebacker Brooks Reed was present at the team's OTA workouts following offseason groin surgery. He's been lifting weights and running hard for the past three weeks without issue according to Comcast Sportsnet.
Texans linebacker Brian Cushing believes he'll be cleared to resume football activities on July 17 following a check-up with noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews. Cushing is working his way back from a torn left ACL suffered last October.