VU Daily Blog: 12/2/10

The Vikings' receiving corps was thin at Thursday's practice, Deadspin dishes on their deal, and Brett Favre returned to practice. 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, DECEMBER 02, 2010 AT 22:13:00

$12,000 equals 5 million page views

The web site Deadspin, which brought Jenn Sterger into the Vikings news cycle, paid $12,000 for the photos and messages that it posted on its site and claimed were from Brett Favre and sent to Sterger, according to Business Insider via FOXSports.com.

Deadspin alleges the lewd photos were of Favre and were sent by him to Sterger, the former sideline reporter that the New York Jets employed in 2008, when Favre played for the Jets. The site also posted audio that it claimed were voice messages that Favre left for Sterger. Favre reportedly admitted to leaving the voice messages but denied sending the photos to her.

The Deadspin post with a montage of the photos and messages in question currently has over 4.9 million page views.

"I love paying for information," Nick Denton, boss of Gawker media (owner of Deadspin), said at a news conference in New York on Thursday, where he revealed the $12,000 figure, according to FOXSports.com.

Favre said on Wednesday that he hasn't heard anything recently from the NFL regarding their investigation into the matter. He was interviewed by the NFL in October and a recent report said the NFL was interested in interviewing him again, but the NFL hasn't contacted him about that, Favre said.

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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 17:42:00
Notebook: Harvin dealing with migraines again: Wide receiver Percy Harvin has missed the Vikings' most extensive...
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 17:21:00
Vikings running backs coach Eric Bieniemy declined to comment through a team spokesman about the report of him going to Colorado. #
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POSTED BY: TIM YOTTER
ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 02, 2010 AT 16:13:00

Harvin back to dealing with migraines

Vikings receiver Percy Harvin was back to dealing with the effects of migraine headaches this week, being limited on Wednesday and staying out of practice completely on Thursday.

"He wasn't able to practice today, so we held him out. Hopefully we can get him tomorrow. We'd like to, but we'll see what happens," interim head coach Leslie Frazier said. "It's migraine-related. He's having some episodes, so we've just got to see how things go."

Several other Vikings who were held out of practice Wednesday remained inactive on Thursday, including DE Ray Edwards (ankle), G Steve Hutchinson (thumb), WR Greg Lewis (concussion), RB Adrian Peterson (ankle), and CB Chris Cook (knee),

WR Sidney Rice (hip) was given the day off for precautionary reasons, like he was last week.

"Just try to get him to Sunday like we did a week ago. It should help him," Frazier said.

The Vikings also had a few players that were limited, including QB Brett Favre (ankle/neck/shoulder), who returned after being given Wednesday off.

Safeties Husain Abdullah (ankle) and Jamarca Sanford (hamstring) were also limited.

Wide receiver Bernard Berrian (groin) and safety Eric Frampton (hamstring) practiced fully for the second straight day.

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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 16:06:00
Limited #
Vikings Favre (ankle/neck/shoulder), Abudullah (ankle), Sanford (hamstring). Berrian (groin) and Frampton (hammie) practiced full.

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 16:04:00
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Vikings DNP: Edwards (ankle), Hutchinson (thumb), Lewis (concussion), Peterson (ankle), Harvin (illness), Cook (knee), Rice (hip).

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 15:50:00
Percy Harvin is experiencing migraine-related illness, according to Frazier. Sid Rice being held out is precautionary. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 15:08:00
Gerhart sore, but satisfied: Running back Toby Gerhart's carries on Sunday nearly equaled his season total to th...
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POSTED BY: TIM YOTTER
ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 02, 2010 AT 14:24:00

Favre returns, receivers thin

Brett Favre returned to practice Thursday after taking Wednesday off with ankle, shoulder and neck injuries, but the big question from Thursday's practice is who Favre would be throwing to. His receiving corps was thin, to say the least.

Sidney Rice was held out of practice for what is presumed to be precautionary reasons to rest his surgically repaired hip, but he was joined on the Thursday inactive list by Greg Lewis (concussion) and Percy Harvin (illness).

That left a crew of Hank Baskett, Greg Camarillo and Bernard Berrian as the receiver participating in practice.

Also sitting out Thursday's practice were RB Adrian Peterson (ankle), CB Chris Cook (knee), G Steve Hutchinson (thumb), and DE Ray Edwards (ankle).

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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 14:12:00
Your wide receivers at practice: Hank Baskett, Greg Camarillo and Bernard Berrian. Joe Webb time? #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 14:11:00
The complete list of those not practicing Thursday for the #
Vikings Harvin, Lewis, Rice, Peterson, Cook, Hutchinson, Edwards.

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 14:10:00
Brett Favre is back practicing for the #
Vikings Thursday, but all the others from Wednesday still out, plus Sidney Rice and Chris Cook.

POSTED BY: TIM YOTTER
ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 02, 2010 AT 13:50:00

Peterson being held out until Friday

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will not be practicing Thursday, both he and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said.

Peterson sprained his ankle with 10 minutes left in the second quarter Sunday when Redskins linebacker Lorenzo Alexander fell on the ankle while tackling Peterson. An MRI on Monday revealed only a sprain and the plan will be for Peterson to test the ankle on Friday.

"I think we're pushing for tomorrow," Bevell said.

The coordinator said the game plan didn't change after Peterson left the game and was replaced by rookie Toby Gerhart.

"During the game it didn't really change at all, just in terms of the runs we had already game-planned," Bevell said. "We put him in and basically used the same game plan and I believe we'll do the same this week."

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