Second-year wide out Percy Harvin is hoping to have a big second season for the Vikings, as reports say that he has added about 12 pounds of muscle to his 5-foot-11 frame while working out at home in Florida. This is a big deal as he’ll be able to take on defensive backs better, and will be able to absorb the punishment that comes with being a receiver, running back, return man.
“It looks like he wintered very well in Gainesville,” coach Brad Childress said. “It looks like he hasn’t just been sitting around.”
The migraine headaches that Harvin suffered last season continue to be another issue. It is a debilitating condition that has plagued him for most of his life. Harvin missed a game against Cincinnati in December and did not practice for most of the week leading up to the NFC championship.
He has visited the Mayo Clinic in a search for a cure, but so far has been unable to find a fail-proof answer.
“It was still meeting with a couple of doctors, and having a plan,” said Harvin, who is loathe to talk about his health. “It’s something you have to go through, outgrow. My mom had them when she was younger, and she’s dealt with them.”
Last season in 15 games Harvin had 60 catches for 790 yards and 6 touchdowns. Here’s hoping that there’s no sophomore slump in his future, and that if can put the headaches behind him he will be a big headache for opposing teams this upcoming season.