Childress: Harvin's status 'a game-time decision' for Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin returned to practice and laughed at the suggestion that his bruised hip might keep him out of Sunday's home game against the Miami Dolphins.

Vikings coach Brad Childress said the team would make "a game-time decision" on Harvin, who was limited in practice Friday and listed as questionable on the injury report.

"He is the coach," Harvin said, grinning. "I feel fine, so I guess we'll see pregame then."

Harvin, the 2009 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, said he first felt something in the hip during Monday's practice. He was limited Wednesday and received "a lot of treatment" while sitting out practice Thursday.

"A lot of sprinters just know, when you kind of get that pull, you kind of just ease up little bit," Harvin said. "It was just one of them, so Coach just wanted to take (Thursday) as a precaution, but I feel fine."

Childress said the team would re-evaluate Harvin on Sunday morning and could sign wide receiver Logan Payne off the practice squad as a replacement. The Vikings have just four receivers on their roster.

Cornerbacks Cedric Griffin and Chris Cook and backup defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy also were listed as questionable -- all with knee injuries.

Left tackle Bryant McKinnie (finger), quarterback Brett Favre (ankle/back), running back Toby Gerhart (knee) and center John Sullivan (calf) fully participated in practice throughout the week and were listed as probable.

Also Friday, right tackle Phil Loadholt was fined $10,000 for two unnecessary-roughness violations during the Vikings' Sept. 9 loss at New Orleans, an NFL spokesman said. Loadholt "grabbed his opponent by the facemask in an attempt to block him on pass plays in the second and fourth quarter."

Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

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