Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: It's certainly a risky pick, but Harvin adds a dynamic to a Vikings offense that has enough potential to make it one of the most dangerous in the NFL. That's especially true if either Tarvaris Jackson or Sage Rosenfels can put together a good season at quarterback. In addition to being a very dangerous catch-and-run receiver out of the slot, Harvin also could line up in the "Wildcat" and will be used on returns. His presence means that it isn't going to be as easy for opposing defenses to put eight men in the box in order to try and stop Adrian Peterson. A closer look at the Vikings' picks: Round 1/22 -- Percy Harvin, WR, 5-11, 184, Florida...Despite character and injury issues that surrounded the ultra-talented Harvin, the Vikings were enamored with his talent. The Vikings also did extensive background work on Harvin, who reportedly tested positive for marijuana in February at the NFL Scouting Combine. Coach Brad Childress visited Harvin in Florida last week before signing off on the decision to make the pick. - by The Sports Xchange
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12/29/14 - WR Percy Harvin (ribs) was inactive for the Jets' 37-24 win over the Dolphins on Sunday. Harvin was injured in the third quarter of the Jets' 17-16 loss to the Patriots on Dec. 21. He was listed as questionable despite practicing once -- and in limited fashion -- last week. Harvin has missed 26 out of a possible 94 games in his six-year NFL career.
12/24/14 - WR Percy Harvin (ribs) didn't practice Wednesday. Harvin was injured in the third quarter of the Jets' 17-16 loss to the Patriots and did not return. Head coach Rex Ryan said Tuesday that Harvin didn't have broken ribs but likely suffered cartilage damage. Harvin needs to play Sunday in order to avoid missing a game due to injury for the second time in his six-season career. He has played in just 14 games this year because he was traded from the Seahawks to the Jets on Oct. 17, one day after the Jets played on Thursday night.
12/22/14 - WR Percy Harvin (ribs) was "extremely sore," according to coach Rex Ryan, one day after he got hurt in the third quarter of the Jets' 17-16 loss to the Patriots. Harvin is also battling a third-degree ankle sprain that he suffered against the Vikings on Dec. 7. Ryan said Harvin will play Sunday if he can tolerate the pain. Harvin needs to play in the season finale in order to avoid missing a game to injury for just the second time in his six-year career.
12/21/14 - WR Percy Harvin (ribs) did not return after getting injured in the third quarter of the Jets' 17-16 loss to the Patriots on Sunday. Head coach Rex Ryan had no update on Harvin following the game. Harvin had four catches for 44 yards, two rushes for 1 yard and a 19-yard kickoff return before getting hurt.
12/15/14 - WR Percy Harvin (ankle) played Sunday, when he was held without a catch, rushed once for 10 yards and had one kickoff return for 33 yards in the Jets' 16-11 win over the Titans. Harvin wasn't expected to play after suffering a lower ankle injury in the 30-24 overtime loss to the Vikings on Dec. 7, but he returned to a limited practice Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday and was healthy enough to suit up in Tennessee.