VU Daily Blog: 12/1/10

The Vikings had a laundry list of quality starters and stars sitting out practice on Wednesday. See all the Vikings news and speculation as it progressed through the VU Daily Blog.

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Hutchinson to compensate for broken thumb: Steve Hutchinson will be testing a new cast in practice this week as ... 
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ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 01, 2010 AT 19:06:00

Former Viking, Gopher Triplett finds work

Vikings 2010 draft pick Nate Triplett is back in the NFL, as the Indianapolis Colts signed the former Gophers linebacker to their roster Wednesday, the Colts announced.

The Vikings drafted Triplett in the fifth round of April's draft, but he was cut before the Vikings formed their final 53-man roster.

He also spent time on San Diego's practice squad.

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Asked on KFAN if Percy Harvin's illness was migraine-related, Leslie Frazier said Harvin "just wasn't feeling well." #
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ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 01, 2010 AT 16:25:00

Harvin limited by illness, neck injury added for Favre

Percy Harvin made to Vikings practice on a limited basis, according to the injury report.

Harvin was in the locker room about an hour before practice and didn't show any obvious signs of illness, but he wasn't there for the start of practice and wasn't spotted just after practice as reporters were let back in. Harvin, of course, has dealt with migraine headaches in the past when listed on the injury report with "illness," but interim head coach Leslie Frazier's press conference with the media was before practice and he doesn't address reporters after Wednesday practices.

Harvin was far from alone among key starters that didn't practice fully. RB Adrian Peterson (ankle), QB Brett Favre (ankle/shoulder/neck), G Steve Hutchinson (thumb), DE Ray Edwards (ankle) and WR Greg Lewis (concussion) were held out of practice completely. The neck injury is an addition to the injury report for Favre.

Like Harvin, several other Vikings were limited in Wednesday's practice: S Husain Abdullah (ankle), CB Chris Cook (knee), WR Sidney Rice (hip) and S Jamarca Sanford (hamstring).

WR Bernard Berrian (groin) was a full go, as was S Eric Frampton (hamstring).

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Bernard Berrian (groin) was a full go, as was Eric Frampton (hamstring). #
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Vikings Husain Abdullah (ankle), Chris Cook (knee), Sidney Rice (hip) and Jamarca Sanford (hamstring).

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 16:09:00
Percy Harvin was listed as limited with "illness." Brett Favre had a neck injury added to his listing, joining ankle/neck. #
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Brett Favre on 2011 possibilities: ‘I'm done': Brett Favre has said it before, but he said it again Wednesday: H...
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ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 01, 2010 AT 14:28:00

Several starters sit out for Vikings practice

The Vikings had several players being held out of practice on Wednesday, many of them injured starters.

Among those not participating were Adrian Peterson (sprained ankle), Brett Favre (ankle/foot/shoulder/illness), Steve Hutchinson (fractured thumb) and Ray Edwards (sprained ankle). WR Percy Harvin also wasn't out for the start of practice, but he was in the locker room an hour earlier, so it's unknown what the issue is there.

Interim head coach Leslie Frazier confirmed that the injuries to Peterson and Edwards are sprains with no ligament damage.

"It'll probably be day-to-day, maybe going all the way up until Sunday as to whether or not (Adrian) is going to be playing or not. We've all got our fingers crossed," Frazier said. "We'll see what he's able to do today. May or may not be on the practice field – we'll see. But we are hoping that he'll make it to Sunday."

He wasn't quite as assuring on Edwards, whose sprain is close to being a high ankle sprain.

"With Ray Edwards, his ankle injury, probably a little bit worse than we thought, but still there's a chance he'll be able to play on Sunday as well," Frazier said. "But he'll be in the same situation where we've just got to kind of wait and see how he progresses over the course of the week."

Hutchinson had the hand "casted and bandaged" while he observed practice.

"He's got to get out and see how he functions with the work that they're going to do with his thumb," Frazier said. "He's obviously a vital part of our success on the offensive line, and he's a tough guy. But we'll see how he does over the course of the next few days."

The Vikings also added a practice squad player, rookie guard Adrian Martinez (Colorado), and released CB Cary Harris from the practice squad.

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Vikings also added a practice squad player: G Adrian Martinez (Colorado) and released CB Cary Harris from the practice squad.

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Harvin was in the locker room today, so not sure what's going on there. #
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Vikings Wednesday: Brett Favre, Percy Harvin, Greg Lewis, Adrian Peterson, Steve Hutchinson, Ray Edwards.

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Brett Favre said he hasn't heard a wordfrom the #
NFL about the investigation with Jenn Sterger. No other interview set up. #Vikings

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Brett Favre said without hesitation about next year, "I'm done." #
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Frazier: Hutch fractured thumb will be bandaged and casted, Peterson just sprain, Edwards bordering on high ankle sprain. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 12:30:00
Leslie Frazier was meeting with his group of veterans and stars after Wednesday's walkthrough again. #
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Bills coach Chan Gailey on releasing Trent Edwards: "We weren't playing worth a flip on offense." #Vikings

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Bills coach Chan Gailey on Chad Greenway: "He really becomes a pain. He's making a ton of plays." #Vikings

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MRI shows only sprain for Vikings' Peterson: The MRI performed on the ankle of Vikings RB Adrian Peterson showed... 
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Robison fulfills ‘next man up' mantra: Vikings defensive end Brian Robison took full advantage of increased play...
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