Oct 21, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin (12) looks on during the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

Percy Harvin Downgraded From "We'll See" To "Extremely Doubtful"

We’re riding a roller coaster this week on the Percy Harvin status reports. Early in the week he declared himself a long shot because of his sprained ankle. Then on Tuesday Leslie Frazier said they were in wait-and-see mode. So we had some hope. Now, from an unnamed team source, comes a report that Harvin is considered “extremely doubtful” for Sunday against the Lions.

This on the heels of a Tom Pelissero report that had Harvin off crutches but limping badly.

Every Percy fan out there is thinking the same thing. Percy is the toughest dude in the universe and even if he’s limping badly on Thursday he can go out and lay a whupping on a defense on Sunday. I want to go that way too but this time I’m not so sure. Percy may be tough but he’s not invincible. He got messed up pretty bad against Seattle. That ankle is in tough shape.

Leslie Frazier knows by now that it was a mistake leaving Harvin in the game against Seattle. So what does Leslie do? Compound that mistake by letting a gimpy Harvin try to play against Detroit? I know the passing game is toast without Harvin but you have to think long-term here too. The prudent move is to sit Harvin this week, and then you have the bye so that’s two weeks off. If ever a football player needed a two week vacation it’s Percy Harvin. Frazier should give it to him whether Harvin likes it or not.

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