EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Vikings wide receiver
Harvin did some catching drills on Friday but did not participate in practice again.
"Not the cutting that we'd like to be able to see,'' coach Leslie Frazier said. He said he wasn't sure yet whether Harvin would travel with the team to Green Bay. He hasn't been at the stadium with the Vikings since Nov. 4 at Seattle, when he suffered the injury. Harvin has been told to stay home and rest the last two Sundays the Vikings have played.
The team expected Harvin to return after their Nov. 18 bye, but he hasn't healed enough to be able to use his foot at full strength.
"The ability to push off and change direction seems to be giving him a little bit of trouble,'' Frazier said, adding: "No real setbacks. Just hasn't made the improvement that we had hoped.''
Harvin returned to the Seahawks game after initially getting hurt in the third quarter and sitting out for a bit, hobbling around as best he could until the end. Frazier said he doesn't second guess the decision to send Harvin back in.
"He felt like he could go back in and participate, and he did. He finished the game. That was the thought process,'' Frazier said.
"Jarius is a little bit slight in stature as well all know, but he's tough and he's proven his toughness in the last two games,'' offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said.
Frazier said he's seen Wright gain confidence this month.
"You can see it in practice. We're relying on him a little bit more in some of the things we're doing. We're actually putting in some plays directly for him because of the confidence that he's shown and the confidence we've developed in him,'' Frazier said.