If Percy Harvin ends up playing on Sunday, it'll be without a single practice rep. The Minnesota Vikings' receiver was absent again from practice again on Friday, five days after spraining his left ankle in three places in a loss to Seattle, and was listed as doubtful (25% chance of playing) on the injury report.
"He still has ... a little less than 48 hours to have a chance to continue to improve," coach Leslie Frazier said. "He'll continue to get treatment. If it comes to it, we would definitely work him out before the game and get him out there if it's possible. But we'll see what happens."
"He'd have to make quite a bit of recovery (Saturday) for us to say, 'OK, we'll wait until Sunday to see what you can do,'" Frazier said. "But it's possible. We've seen it happen before. So, we're going to continue to treat him and see how he feels (Saturday)."
Someone has to step up in the Vikings' pass offense. We've been waiting for Jerome Simpson to emerge, but Michael Jenkins has been more productive this season. In five games where he has seen at least five targets, Jenkins has averaged 3.8-47-0.2. It's also time for Kyle Rudolph to emerge as a "go to" tight end for Christian Ponder. He has been dreadful in the last three games, but averaged 4.2-38-0.8 in his first six games of the season on 6.8 targets per game.