Fourth-round draft choice Jarius Wright will be a game-day active player for the first time in his brief career.
A badly sprained left ankle kept Percy Harvin off the practice field again on Friday, but Vikings coach Leslie Frazier still hasn't given up hope that the NFL's leader in receptions will find a way to play against the Lions in Sunday's NFC North game at Mall of America Field.
"He still has a little less than 48 hours to have a chance to continue to improve," said Frazier, who listed Harvin as doubtful. "He'll continue to get treatment. If it comes to it, we definitely will work him out before the game to try and get him out there if it's possible."
Either way, Frazier said rookie Jarius Wright, Harvin's backup, will be active for the first time in his NFL career on Sunday.
"We were all teasing him, saying, 'Are you ready for this prime-time action?' " Frazier said. "He's handled [this week's practice] well. He's pumped up about the chance to get some action."
Seventeen receivers were drafted ahead of Wright in April. All have been active for at least one regular-season game. But Wright, according to Frazier, has maintained a positive approach while waiting his turn.
"I wouldn't say it's a relief," Wright said. "I knew my time was coming sometime. I'm very excited and happy."
Harvin was on crutches earlier in the week. He's off them now, but was seen Thursday in the locker room walking slowly and not putting much weight on his left foot.
"He'd have to make quite a bit of recovery [Saturday] for us to say, 'OK, we'll wait until Sunday to see what you can do [in a pre-game workout]' " Frazier said. "But it's possible. We've seen it happen before. So we're going to continue to treat him and see how he feels [Saturday]."
Harvin has played in 28 consecutive games. He has missed only three games in his career. All three were because of migraines he suffered during his first two seasons.
Meanwhile, running back Adrian Peterson returned to practice after missing Thursday because of a stomach virus.
"I'm feeling a whole lot better," Peterson said. "Just a little stomach bug. I was feeling just a little weak [Thursday], but I woke up feeling a lot better."
Peterson's right ankle also is good to go after he practiced on it Wednesday and Friday. He's listed as probable.
In other injury news:
• Nose tackle Letroy Guion (turf toe) has been listed as doubtful. It appears that Fred Evans will replace him and make his third career start.
• Tight end John Carlson, who missed the past two games because of a concussion, had no issues or setbacks and is set to play on Sunday. He is listed as probable.
• Safety Mistral Raymond, who has missed the past six games because of a dislocated ankle, also is listed as probable.
• Also listed as probable after having full participation in Friday's practice were fullback Jerome Felton (shoulder), left tackle Matt Kalil (knee), cornerback Antoine Winfield (knee), punter Chris Kluwe (knee), receiver Jerome Simpson (calf) and defensive end Jared Allen (shoulder).
|Philadelphia||12/20/14 3:30 PM|
|San Diego||12/20/14 7:25 PM|
|Minnesota||12/21/14 12:00 PM|
|Baltimore||12/21/14 12:00 PM|
|Detroit||12/21/14 12:00 PM|
|Cleveland||12/21/14 12:00 PM|
|Atlanta||12/21/14 12:00 PM|
|Green Bay||12/21/14 12:00 PM|
|Kansas City||12/21/14 12:00 PM|
|New England||12/21/14 12:00 PM|
|NY Giants||12/21/14 3:05 PM|
|Buffalo||12/21/14 3:25 PM|
|Indianapolis||12/21/14 3:25 PM|
|Seattle||12/21/14 7:30 PM|
|Denver||12/22/14 7:30 PM|
|Utah||81||4th Qtr 11:25|
|Charlotte||85||3rd Qtr 1:10|
|Minnesota||54||3rd Qtr 9:11|
|Chicago||35||2nd Qtr 5:36|
|Portland||30||2nd Qtr 6:18|
|LA Clippers||8:00 PM|
|Oklahoma City||9:30 PM|
|Tampa Bay||1||3rd Prd|
|Anaheim||0||2nd Prd 10:53|
|NY Islanders||1||2nd Prd 9:19|
|Stillman||39||2nd Half 7:40|
|Case Western Reserve||65||FINAL|
|Niagara||47||2nd Half 9:02|
|UC Santa Barbara||69|
|Concordia (MI)||58||2nd Half 1:22|
|Northern Ill||43||2nd Half 0:40|
|North Florida||73||2nd Half 3:55|
|Tennessee St||49||2nd Half 3:15|
|NC A&T||49||2nd Half 4:25|
|Central Penn College||65||2nd Half 1:47|
|Eastern Ky||60||2nd Half 4:02|
|Northern Ky||76||2nd Half 2:37|
|Northern Ariz||58||2nd Half 0:49|
|MD-Eastern Shore||43||2nd Half 0:26|
|St Marys-CA||42||2nd Half 7:07|
|Clemson||39||2nd Half 3:57|
|Tenn Tech||53||2nd Half 0:46|
|William & Mary||86|
|Bethune-Cookman||26||2nd Half 15:49|
|Fla Gulf Coast||38|
|South Dakota St||36||2nd Half 10:10|
|Southern Utah||20||1st Half 0:50|
|Chattanooga||18||1st Half 0:51|
|Seattle||15||1st Half 5:11|
|Dickinson State||13||1st Half 0:05|
|New Orleans||21||1st Half 1:48|
|TX-Pan American||8:00 PM|
|Colorado State||8:00 PM|
|Alabama A&M||8:00 PM|
|Ark-Pine Bluff||8:00 PM|
|Eastern Wash||9:00 PM|
|Idaho State||9:05 PM|
|Nevada||12/20/14 10:00 AM|
|Utah State||12/20/14 1:20 PM|
|(23) Utah||12/20/14 2:30 PM|
|Western Mich||12/20/14 4:45 PM|
|South Alabama||12/20/14 8:15 PM|
|BYU||12/22/14 1:00 PM|
|Marshall||12/23/14 5:00 PM|
|Navy||12/23/14 8:30 PM|
|San Diego St|
|Central Mich||12/24/14 11:00 AM|
|Fresno State||12/24/14 7:00 PM|
|Illinois||12/26/14 12:00 PM|
|Rutgers||12/26/14 3:30 PM|
|NC State||12/26/14 7:00 PM|
|East Tenn St||48||FINAL|
|Fla Gulf Coast||69|
|St Marys-CA||44||2nd Half 2:18|
|McNeese State||45||2nd Half 3:02|
|NJIT||62||2nd Half 1:04|
|(6) North Carolina||61||2nd Half 3:40|
|Lafayette||58||2nd Half 0:03|
|Longwood||46||2nd Half 3:33|
|Savannah State||46||2nd Half 3:11|
|Buffalo||60||2nd Half 2:49|
|Davidson||59||2nd Half 1:52|
|Northern Ky||60||2nd Half 1:54|
|Saint Louis||42||2nd Half 15:59|
|(25) DePaul||42||2nd Half 14:50|
|Ohio U||44||2nd Half|
|Florida Atlantic||33||1st Half 0:31|
|Long Beach St||35|
|Miami-Florida||13||1st Half 10:00|
|Miss Valley St||19||2nd Half|
|Ark-Pine Bluff||61||2nd Half 4:12|
|Bowling Green||25||1st Half 2:30|
|Arkansas State||31||2nd Half|
|(16) Oregon State||8:00 PM|
|Utah Valley U||8:30 PM|
|New Mexico St|
|No Dakota State||9:00 PM|
|Cal State Fullerton|
|Utah State||9:00 PM|
|Bethesda (CA)||9:00 PM|
|UC Santa Barbara|
|Aug 8 - vs. Oakland||7 pm||X||10-6|
|Aug 16 - vs. Arizona||7:30 pm||X||30-28|
|Aug 23 - at Kansas City||7 pm||X||30-12|
|Aug 28 - at Tennessee||7 pm||X||19-3|
|2014 regular season|
|Sep 7 - at St. Louis||Noon||X||34-6|
|Sep 14 - vs. New England||Noon||X||30-7|
|Sep 21 - at New Orleans||Noon||X||20-9|
|Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta||3:25 pm||X||41-28|
|Oct 2 - at Green Bay||7:25 pm||X||42-10|
|Oct 12 - vs. Detroit||Noon||X||17-3|
|Oct 19 - at. Buffalo||Noon||X||17-16|
|Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay||Noon||X||19-13 ot|
|Nov 2 - vs. Washington||Noon||X||29-26|
|Nov 9 - Bye|
|Nov 16 - at Chicago||Noon||X||21-13|
|Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay||Noon||X||24-21|
|Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina||Noon||X||31-13|
|Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets||Noon||X||30-24 ot|
|Dec 14 - at Detroit||3:25 pm||X||16-14|
|Dec 21 - at Miami||Noon|
|Dec 28 - vs. Chicago||Noon|
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