Matt Vensel is in his first year at the Star Tribune after covering the Ravens for the Baltimore Sun for six years. He is a Pittsburgh native and a Penn State grad. Follow him at @mattvensel.


Mark Craig has covered the NFL for 23 years, and the Vikings since 2003 for the Star Tribune. He is one of 44 Pro Football Hall of Fame selectors. Follow him at @markcraignfl.


Master Tesfatsion is the Star Tribune’s digital Vikings writer. He is a 2013 graduate of Arizona State and worked for mlb.com before arriving in Minneapolis. Follow him at @masterstrib.


Harvin is finalist for rookie award

Posted by: under Rookies, Vikings offense, Percy Harvin Updated: October 27, 2009 - 12:49 PM

Wide receiver Percy Harvin is among the finalists for the NFL Rookie of the Week honors.

Harvin had 214 total yards in Sunday's loss at Pittsburgh, catching three passes fo 42 yards and five kickoff returns that included an 88-yard return for a touchdown. The other finalists are running backs Shonn Greene of the New York Jets and Beanie Wells of Arizona; safety Jairus Byrd of Buffalo; and cornerback Jacob Lacey of Indianapolis.

This is one of those awards that fans can vote on. Just go to www.nfl.com/rookies. The winner will be announced Friday.

 

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