VU Daily Blog: 11/4/10

Sidney Rice talked about his return and Zygi Wilf talked to veterans while others began the weekly journey back from injuries. See all the Vikings news and speculation as it progressed through the VU Daily Blog.

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Posted by: Tim Yotter
on Thursday, November 04, 2010 at 9:22:00 PM

Wilf visits with Vikings' veterans

Vikings owner Zygi Wilf remained in town Thursday and has been meeting with a few select veterans, head coach Brad Childress confirmed Thursday.

"He's spoken to some individuals here," Childress said.

Wilf is believed to have addressed the topic of Randy Moss' release from the team and trying to get the leaders of the team back on track after a 2-5 record.

Was that productive?

"Don't know. You'd have to talk to those individuals," Childress said.

Of course, Childress could be on the hot seat after being the person responsible for releasing Moss, but the head coach said he hasn't seen a strain in his relationship with Wilf despite everything that taken place this week – the release of Moss and the ensuing firestorm of criticism against Childress from fans upset with the move.

"Not as far as I've seen, but you'd have to ask him. It takes two to tango," Childress said.


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Tough guy. Don't rule out. RT @CapitalJsCorner: @VikingUpdate How was he able to play the whole game on sprained ankle but can't practice?

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Posted by: Tim Yotter
on Thursday, November 04, 2010 at 4:16:00 PM

Harvin remains sidelined for practices

Brett Favre returned to practice Thursday on a limited basis, but his top remaining receiver, Percy Harvin, still hasn't practice this week after suffering an ankle injury Sunday.

Harvin returned to the Patriots game after twisting his ankle on his first catch, finishing with six catches for 104 yards, but he has been struggling with it this week.

"Not much progress," Childress said of Harvin Thursday. "He was out today and we'll see if he can do anything tomorrow."

Joining Favre for practice on a limited basis were CB Chris Cook (quadriceps), OL Chris DeGeare (ankle), LB Ben Leber (knee), CB Lito Sheppard (hand), CB Frank Walker (hamstring), and DT Pat Williams (elbow).

For the Cardinals, LB Clark Haggans (groin) did not practice. WR Steve Breaston (knee), WR Early Doucet (groin) and RB Beanie Wells (knee) were limited.

The Cardinals got DT Alan Branch, LB Will Davis and DE Kenny Iwebema back up to full participation on Thursday after being limited Wednesday.


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For the #Cardinals Haggans (groin) DNP. Breaston (knee), Doucet (groin), Wells (knee) were limited. Rest were back at full. #Vikings

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Limited #Vikings Favre (foot/ankle), CB Cook (quad), DeGeare (ankle), Leber (knee), Sheppard (hand), Walker (hammie), DT Williams (elbow).

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Percy Harvin was the only Viking that didn't practice on Thursday. #Vikings

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Childress said Percy Harvin hasn't made much progress with his ankle injury. #Vikings

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Childress said the #Vikings still haven't filled their 53rd and final roster spot, but he's more concerned about the 45 actives for Sunday.

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Brad Childress reiterated what Sidney Rice said earlier in the locker room, that Rice "probably" isn't ready for action this week. #Vikings

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Favre returned to practice on at least a limited basis during individual drills Thursday, but Percy Harvin (ankle) is still out. #Vikings

Posted by: Tim Yotter
on Thursday, November 04, 2010 at 12:42:00 PM

Rice talks recovery from hip surgery, timetable

Sidney Rice wasn't putting an exact timetable on his availability for the Vikings after coming off the physically-unable-to-perform list this week, but he said it "most likely" it won't be this Sunday when the Arizona Cardinals visit the Metrodome.

The key for Rice, he said, is when he feels he's able to protect himself.

"This is a violent league and I definitely want to be able to protect myself," he said. "No timetable has been set. It's how I feel after the workouts and things like that. (I) will continue to progress."

Rice had surgery on his hip on Aug. 23 and was placed on the PUP list before the regular season, putting him out of action for at least the first six weeks, but two weeks later he is still working to get back.

Rice said he is still sore and tight in the hip area, especially after yesterday's first practice back with the team, but he is going to test it in practice again today.

The Vikings still have a roster spot available after waiving Randy Moss on Monday.


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Receiver Sidney Rice said he doesn't expect to play this Sunday. #Vikings

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Posted by: Tim Yotter
on Thursday, November 04, 2010 at 8:03:00 AM

Wilf addresses Vikings players

Vikings owner Zygi Wilf is trying to save the 2010 season, one that has seen him pump more money into player salaries than the majority of teams in the league and more than the Vikings have ever spent.

The result has been a disappointing 2-5 record to this point, but Wilf was hoping to get his players' attention when he addressed them Wednesday at Winter Park, according to Alex Marvez of One of the key topics was the release of Randy Moss.

"Wilf didn't address the future of head coach Brad Childress," Marvez reported. "A source told that Wilf was infuriated that Childress decided to release Moss without speaking to him about the decision."

Wilf hasn't spoken publicly about Moss' release and Marvez reported that Wilf flew back to his home state of New Jersey already but will return to the Twin Cities Saturday for the Vikings' game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

It is at that game that Wilf will likely hear the crowd's reaction to Childress, who is coming under increasing criticism for his handling of the Moss situation and on-field coaching decisions.


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