The Minnesota Vikings ran into what looked to be a pretty large issue last week when news broke that Percy Harvin was likely to holdout to start the season. Quite a bit of backtracking has occurred since then, however, and it's now expected that Harvin will be in attendance for training camp.
Trade rumors immediately followed the holdout news last week, but it seems that everything has been cleared up, and Harvin and the Vikings are back on the same page. 1500 ESPN's Judd Zulgad has more in his notes column.
While it remains unclear exactly what caused Percy Harvin to threaten not to show up when the Minnesota Vikings report to training camp next month, team officials appear confident that three days of damage control done last week mean the talented and moody wide receiver will be in Mankato on time.
"I fully expect to see (Harvin) and his teammates there," Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said during a recent appearance on "Judd & Phunn" on 1500 ESPN. "I don't foresee anybody not showing up for training camp. I don't see anything that would keep that from happening."
It's an odd turn of events in Minnesota, but considering the Vikings weren't likely to give in to Harvin's trade request, this result probably is best for both sides.