The Minnesota Vikings have decided to hold wide receiver Percy Harvin out of OTA's while he rehabs his shoulder. He joins running back Adrian Peterson (knee) on the sidelines.
So what do the two competitors decide to do? Race. Uphill. Twice.
Prior to racing Harvin, Peterson had already blown past a few other teammates. Harvin couldn't believe it.
"Two weeks ago he beat a couple guys in a race." Harvin said. "When I got here yesterday, I told them guys they should be embarrassed."
Then Harvin lined up next to Peterson and the embarrassment continued. Peterson, just six months removed from major knee surgery, beat Harvin.
A rematch? Same result.
"He's amazing. I told him the other day I don't think he's human," Harvin said.
The one guy that Peterson hasn't been able to beat is newly acquired wide receiver Jerome Simpson.
“Jerome was running a dig, which is 20-yard in-route and the cushion was unbelievable because everyone’s afraid he’s going to run right by them he’s so fast,” Ponder told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
While Simpson may be fast, he's got a lot to work on to become an effective NFL wide receiver. The first of which is learning the Vikings' playbook. Often times in Cincinnati, Simpson would run the wrong routes and lost the confidence of not only the quarterback, but the entire organization. Hence his presence in Minnesota.
Nevertheless, it's all positive news coming out of the Minnesota franchise so far this offseason, which is to be expected at this point.