Percy Harvin MRI shows no damage
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Maybe Brett Favre could use a few more guys to throw to.
The Vikings quarterback had an awful game Sunday in a 14-10 loss to Miami. And his receiver corps keeps getting banged up.
Coach Brad Childress says an MRI found no structural damage to receiver Percy Harvin's injured right hip. Childress says Harvin has a strain and was still sore on Monday. He says it's too early to know whether Harvin will play this weekend against Detroit.
Vikings receiver Sidney Rice is out for at least another month after having hip surgery in August. And Bernard Berrian has just three catches for 27 yards in the first two games. The team acquired Greg Camarillo in a trade from Miami, but he has only two catches for 32 yards.
Asked if the Vikings were considering trading for disgruntled Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson, Childress declined to comment, but Berrian said the 6-5 Jackson would be a welcome addition.
"Vincent Jackson is a great player. It's always going to help," Berrian said. "The few we've got here, we've been doing a great job."
Under a settlement reached Thursday, Jackson has to sit out the first four games of the season under suspension -- instead of six -- if he is traded by the Chargers to a new team by 4 p.m. Wednesday.
A Vikings source told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen that owner Zygi Wilf will be the final authority on a possible trade because Jackson wants a contract that will average $9.5 million per year and contain $30 million in guaranteed money. If the Vikings are willing to pay that amount, the Chargers are expected to ask for two draft picks, one of them at least a second-rounder for the Pro Bowl wideout, who is a restricted free agent.
The Vikings are considering offering Jackson a one-year deal worth between $4 million and $6 million with a guarantee they will not franchise him next offseason. Under those conditions, the Chargers might be willing to take lesser compensation, such as a third-round pick they would have hoped to receive next April as a compensatory pick were Jackson to leave as a free agent. Even though there is a draft, there is some uncertainty about the compensatory pick formula, a source said.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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