EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. After missing practice all week, Minnesota Vikings leading receiver Percy Harvin returned briefly Friday -- but only for stretching ahead of Sunday's important NFC North game at Chicago.
Harvin, who leads Minnesota and is tied for eighth in the league with 62 catches, has been out since Nov. 4 including last week's bye week -- with a badly sprained ankle. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said earlier this week that he would need to see Harvin return to practice for the receiver to be active in Sunday's game.
"I think after the time we've had off, it would be good for him to get some work," Frazier said Wednesday. "It would be good for him physically just to have confidence. So, yes, I would like to see him get some work before our game on Sunday."
Harvin, had expressed confidence Wednesday that he would test out the injured ankle in practice later that day but ended up sitting out and working on the side with head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman. On Friday, he was o...