WR Percy Harvin Feels Optimistic

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Percy Harvin is back on the football field, and he thinks doctors finally have found the root of the problem that's kept him off of it, too.

"I did a test (Friday) night," Harvin said after the Minnesota Vikings' 24-13 exhibition win over the Seattle Seahawks.

"They found some things that we think is the main cause of it. We're all feeling really confident. I know we said that a couple times, but I think this time we found what the main cause was. I'm not saying I won't ever get a headache again, but hopefully, we can slow it down a little bit."

That would be good news for the Vikings and Harvin, who hadn't done much of anything on the field since his Aug. 19 collapse and hadn't been cleared to resume football activities as of Thursday afternoon.

But there was Harvin in Saturday night's 24-13 preseason win against the Seattle Seahawks, lining up in the slot on the Vikings' first play and catching a Brett Favre pass for a 34-yard gain.

"It was tough, but that's part of life," Harvin said. "We've got a great plan coming up here, so I think everything should be behind me."

Harvin declined to say what doctors discovered or where he underwent the final test, saying only, "We did find something. It's not life-threatening, but it's something that we need to work on, and we will."

For a player who missed most of training camp and the first two preseason games because of migraine headaches - including the Aug. 19 episode that sent him to the hospital - Harvin's mere presence on the field was rather startling.

In addition to the migraines, there were concerns about whether Harvin was in game shape after all the practice he'd missed. The need to get in some work with the starting offense apparently outweighed those concerns, though, leading to Harvin getting around a dozen snaps.

Fantasy Impact: 

It's a good sign that Harvin returned to action Saturday night. He's not without risk, but if you can get him at the right spot in a fantasy draft, he could offer good value.

Filed Under: 2010, Preseason

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