Found May 30, 2012 on The Penalty Flag:
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Minnesota Vikings receiver, Percy Harvin, was present for the first day of organized team activities, but was unable to participate in drills. Just last month Harvin disclosed on Twitter that he needs shoulder surgery to remove bone spurs.

Vikes' Harvin 'feels great' after shoulder surgery

Percy Harvin says his surgically repaired shoulder ''feels great'' and he hopes to join the Minnesota Vikings for optional practices as soon as next week. The receiver watched from the sideline Wednesday while the Vikings held a workout. He did some conditioning drills, including running a hill with star running back Adrian Peterson, who is recovering from knee surgery...

Percy Harvin not ready to participate in OTA’s

Getty Images According to Jeremy Fowler of, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin hasn’t been participating in OTA’s after undergoing minor offseason shoulder surgery. Harvin isn’t expected to miss a lot of time, but he was only limited to team meetings during Tuesday’s session.  There’s no indication as to when he will participate on the field, at this point.

Vikings sign No. 29 overall pick, DB Smith

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. First-round draft choice Harrison Smith has been at Winter Park this week participating in the Minnesota Vikings' organized team activities. Now he has a full-fledged professional contract to pay him for his services. According to multiple reports, Smith, the No. 29 overall pick in April's draft, has signed a four-year contract, with an option for a...

Peterson's recovery fast even by his standards

MINNEAPOLIS Forget Week 1, Adrian Peterson has his eye on participating during part of training camp for the Minnesota Vikings.Speaking Thursday at the team's annual playground build in Minneapolis, Peterson updated his rehab progress following December knee surgery to repair tears to his anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament. Peterson, who had set his goal...

Vikings rookie says following Longwell an 'honor'

Blair Walsh says he would've enjoyed meeting Ryan Longwell. He surely would've benefited from learning from the 16-year veteran, too. But the Minnesota Vikings rookie is on his own now. And that, he says, is a humbling honor. The Vikings began spring practice Tuesday - known around the league as organized team activities - but Walsh said being on top of the depth chart...

QUICK HITS: 2012 NFL Draft-or-Bust Off on Robert Blanton

Welcome to Purple Jesus Diaries' 2012 NFL Draft-or-Bust Off where we cover all items related to the 2012 NFL Draft as pertains to the Minnesota Vikings. At this point in the year, we will continue reviewing this crop of draft picks. We've already looked at Matt Kalil, Harrison Smith, Josh Robinson, Jarius Wright, Rhett Ellison, and Greg Childs, so today we start to...

Progress will take time in loaded NFC North

As the Minnesota Vikings convene at Winter Park today for the start of organized team activities, they are trying to erase the stigma of a 3-13 record that tied the franchise mark for futility in a 16-game season. The NFL presents rags-to-riches stories every season. Though the players and coaches won't publicly acknowledge the obvious, Minnesota isn't so concerned with...

Vikings’ Asher Allen abruptly retires

A 3rd round pick in 2009, the Vikings’ Asher Allen abruptly retired at the age of just 24. Allen had no serious injuries and no reason has been publicly released for his early retirement. It’s possible that Allen, who suffered a concussion in each of the last 2 years, was concerned about his long term safety and decided to retire while he was still able to have a normal life...

Frazier: Vikings need Ponder’s leadership

Christian Ponder is expecting to improve the more time he gets in the Vikings offense, but Leslie Frazier is also looking for Ponder to take on more of a leadership role. Frazier sees an increase in Ponder’s confidence and wants to see him “in charge.”

Walsh honored to follow Longwell

Rookie kicker Blair Walsh said he would have liked the chance to learn from Ryan Longwell, but the Vikings made the decision to go with the younger leg. Now Walsh has the task of living up to that trust and fitting in with a kicking unit that had been together a long time.

CB Asher Allen informs Vikings of retirement

Cornerback Asher Allen has retired from the NFL after three seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, the team announced Wednesday.

Kordell Stewart Officially Retires. In 2012.

Keep away, Antonio Brown. The suck will get you, too! On one end of the spectrum, Vikings cornerback Asher Allen retired today at the age of 24 after three seasons in the NFL. Though Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said it wasn’t for health-related reasons, Allen was placed on IR at the end of last season because of post-concussion symptoms. For now, the line is that he simply lost...
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