Harvin's absence remains mystery for Vikings

There are some rumors swirling when it comes to Percy Harvin and his extended absence from training camp but no solid information has surfaced to better explain the wide receiver’s absence that has been ongoing since Aug. 1.

Harvin left the Minnesota Vikings following the death of his grandmother and more recently has been holed up near the team’s practice facility in Eden Prairie while it is away at camp in Mankato. He’s missed 15 practices by last count and there is no timetable for a return with the team set to break camp on Friday. Harvin is reportedly dealing with migraines, a problem he had last year but one that never kept him out this long.

We all know Brett Favre wants nothing to do with Mankato. Now Harvin? We’re not trying to make light of the situation – Harvin lost a loved family member and stress could trigger migraines – but there’s something here that doesn’t seem to pass the smell test.

Vikings coach Brad Childress said Wednesday that he had spoken with Harvin but beyond that, there wasn’t much news. He won’t be coming to Mankato, not this summer anyway, according to Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

“It doesn't make any sense because I don't have a magic bean or anything like that for the migraines,” Childress said. “I think that the path he's taking right now is what he needs to be taking.”

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