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Childress said Harvin negotiations ongoing

July 30th, 2009 – 4:49 PM by Chip Scoggins

MANKATO — Vikings coach Brad Childress said negotiations with first-round pick Percy Harvin are still ongoing. Childress said he doesn’t anticipate Harvin signing “at least right this second. But I know [Rob Brzezinski, vice president of football operations] is working diligently with [agent] Joel Segal to try and get that deal done.” 

Childress said he wasn’t sure whether Harvin had traveled to Minnesota yet but planned to check on that later in the day. As Judd wrote earlier, the drafts picks immediately before and after Harvin have signed, which should help speed up the process.

Childress reiterated how important it is for rookies to avoid missing time in camp. 

“You hate to see players miss because those reps are vital, those meetings are vital,” Childress said. “We go at a very rapid pace here and we usually don’t go back and start to re-do those things. There are building blocks that have to go along the way. Obviously he was here in the spring time. You just want things to be rote. You don’t want guys to have to think. I just think it’s vital that draft picks get in and practice so they can progress.” 

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