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Percy Harvin led the NFL in receptions and was an early front-runner for NFL MVP until he suffered a torn ligament in his left ankle on Nov. 4 at Seattle.
The Vikings receiver hasn't been at Winter Park since being placed on injured reserve Dec. 5. The Vikings have gone 5-2 without Harvin, who chose to stay in Florida while rehabilitating.
Coach Leslie Frazier said Harvin, 24, is not required to be at Winter Park or on the sideline for games.
"It's purely up to him," Frazier said. "If he wanted to be around, he could be around. I know he wants our team to do well, and that's important.
"I know he's supportive of his teammates. As any of the guys who are on IR that don't travel with us or don't participate in what we're doing, it's nothing that upsets their teammates or gets them concerned."
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Blair Walsh's rookie season for the Minnesota Vikings has come with the expected new experiences for the native Floridian.
During the first snowstorm of the winter, punter Chris Kluwe chronicled Walsh's initial attempts to drive in the snow with a series of tweets that included: "As we leave the parking garage, @BlairWalsh3 says "Are there...
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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, discussing the prospect of possibly playing four more games in the postseason, says he'd be up to playing far more games than that.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The honors continue to roll in for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and rookie kicker Blair Walsh.
Peterson, after rushing for a single-month record of 861 yards, was named the NFC's Offensive Player of the Month for December. Walsh, who made 11 of 12 field goal attempts in December, took home the Special Teams Player of the Month award. The...
Adrian Peterson has done plenty over the years for the Minnesota Vikings and he has never publicly balked at taking on even more responsibility.
How about special teams? Of course, he'd love to do that, too.
Peterson said Wednesday he has been lobbying to be on the field-goal block team. He also said he ''wouldn't mind getting back there'' as a kickoff returner...
The Minnesota Vikings are Adrian Peterson's team. Christian Ponder, though, is the one most responsible for their progress.
The passing game was so bad and the ground game was so good that, for a while, Peterson was rushing for more yards than Ponder was accumulating passing.
But since the Vikings lost to the Packers on Dec. 2, due largely to the two interceptions Ponder threw...
While some NFL owners prefer to be out front as the faces of their franchises, Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf stay behind the scenes providing quiet support.
They are rarely quoted about the team. Instead, they shell out big bucks for new turf for the team's practice facility, help defensive end Everson Griffen after his mother suddenly died during the season and...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Adrian Peterson was the best player for the Minnesota Vikings all season. There is no debating that. But as great as the team's star running back was, he needed some help from quarterback Christian Ponder in order to get the Vikings into the playoffs.
Throughout most of the season, Peterson didn't get that help. In his second NFL season, Ponder mostly struggled...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- There wasn't much that the Packers were able to do in the regular season to stop Adrian Peterson. The Minnesota Vikings' star running back totaled 409 yards in two games, making Green Bay's defense look helpless on many of his breakout runs.
Instead of enjoying a restful bye week and watching as four playoff teams get eliminated on wild-card weekend...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For the second time this season, the Packers are inviting fans to help clear snow and ice from Lambeau Field.
Two days before Green Bay hosts the Minnesota Vikings in the playoffs, the team is looking for 600 fans to show up at 9 a.m. Thursday to help get the stadium ready.
On Dec. 21, more than 1,000 fans showed up to shovel at least a foot of snow out of Lambeau...
In what will be their third matchup this season, I expect this upcoming playoff game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers to play like the others from this past season. Minnesota forced it’s way into the playoffs last week with a home victory against the Pack, however Green Bay won the division. Like their other games, Saturday will be feature Minnesota’s Adrian...
When the Minnesota Vikings left Lambeau Field at 6-6 after losing to the Packers on Dec. 2, no one imagined they'd be back so soon.
After all, getting back to Green Bay for a playoff game would require four straight wins including one against the Packers in Minnesota in the final week of the regular season. But sometime in the past month, the Vikings started looking less like...
World-renowned orthopedic surgeon James Andrews believes Adrian Peterson could be even better in 2013. And that's after the Minnesota Vikings running back ran for 2,097 yards -- the second-most in NFL history -- this season after tearing his anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in December 2011.
"I say an athlete after (an) ACL (tear) is much better the second...
Leslie Frazier stuck with QB Christian Ponder when outsiders were calling for his job. But since Ponder hit rock bottom at Green Bay, he has rebounded with strong performances in the last month and gained confidence.