A Speed Game With Harvin

Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 2, 2009 – 7:44 pm

Speed is an easily detectable element of Percy Harvin’s game. The ability to do things quickly on the football field has gotten Harvin to where is now – his 1st NFL training camp after a successful career at a top college program.

Now that Harvin is in Vikings training camp after a brief holdout, he’ll have to embrace speed in a different context. He needs to catch up to the rest of teammates, who’ve been going through practices and meetings since Friday.

“I feel comfortable,” Harvin said. “I’m not all the way up to speed right now but I feel comfortable. It’s the same plays we had in OTAs. We’ve got a great staff and a great team of veterans so I’ll have no problem catching back up.”

Speaking after his team’s Sunday afternoon practice, Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress acknowledged that it was good to have the fleet-footed and versatile WR in camp.

“It’s good to get Percy Harvin in here, signed, get him up to speed,” Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress said. “He got in here around noon and was able to make the position meeting today and get out here for our practice. It looks like he has some decent recall.”

Although he wasn’t in training camp, Harvin told reporters today that he’s been studying his playbook and staying in football shape by working with the University of Florida football team.

Being with Tim Tebow and a few of his other former college teammates and players was probably fun, but Harvin made it clear that he’s happy to be in camp.

“When you have Adrian Peterson, Bernard Berrian and those guys, it’s anybody’s dream,” Harvin said. “So I’m just happy to be out here.”

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Harvin, Vikings Agree to Contract

Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 2, 2009 – 11:20 am

Vikings 1st round draft pick (22nd overall) Percy Harvin and the Vikings have agreed to a contract and the WR will soon report to training camp in Mankato. Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the club, but multiple media outlets of reported it as a 5-year deal.

Harvin is scheduled to arrive at training camp in time for today’s 3:00 practice. Harvin has missed 4 training camp practices, but with him now in the fold the Vikings can move ahead to Day 3 of camp with 80 players on the roster, including 11 WRs.

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