Vikings not certain how much Harvin will be in return role
The Minnesota Vikings are trying to determine how much to incorporate Percy Harvin in their return game.
If the offense is anything as stagnant as the one the team had a year ago, it shouldn’t be much of a debate at all. The Vikings are going to need all the points and all the field position they can get.
But the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports it will be a situational thing. Harvin already holds the club record with three career kickoff returns for touchdowns. He’s easily the most dangerous player on the roster with the ball in his hands.
“I don't know,” coach Leslie Frazier said. “We've still got to discuss that. He's one of the best kickoff returners in the league, if not the best. He's also the best slot receiver in the NFL, so we've got to weigh what's best.”
There’s an element here where the Vikings need to keep up with the Jonses. The Chicago Bears have record setter Devin Hester and the Green Bay Packers suddenly look outfitted on special teams with the addition of rookie Randall Cobb after his 108-yard touchdown Thursday night.
“I'm lobbying hard," Harvin said.
The report indicates Lorenzo Booker will handle duties when Harvin is not available.
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