The Vikings held practice in the Metrodome Thursday (they can use it anytime they want now that the Twins are no longer there), and unlike Wednesday, Percy Harvin was not on the field with his teammates.
Harvin was, however, seen wandering around near the Metrodome loading dock. I don’t care to speculate on what he was doing out there, but I’m sure that it was entirely non-cannabis-related.
Despite Harvin’s absence from Thursday practice, Brad Childress remains hopeful that the receiver can play Saturday against the Seahawks.
In other receiver-related news, newly-acquired Greg Camarillo arrived Thursday for his first practice with his new teammates, and wore #85. Chilly spoke about his new receiver after the session, and raved about Camarillo’s “A-plus hands.”
Indeed, according to a stat unearthed by ESPN’s Kevin Seifert, Camarillo led the NFL in sure-handedness last year, dropping zero balls in 73 targets. Of course, he did not have Brett Favre slinging heaters at him last year in Miami. We’ll see how Camarillo handles Favre’s velocity.