Wide receiver Bernard Berrian said today that he’s not able to practice fully because of a hamstring injury and isn’t sure whether he will play Monday night against the Texans.
Vikings coach Brad Childress said Berrian is “progressing” and has a chance of playing.
“I’m definitely feeling better,” Berrian said.
The Vikings need to get Berrian back on the field so that he can start to get his timing down with Brett Favre before the regular season. Berrian catches passes from Favre before practice, but that’s not anywhere close to game conditions.
“It’s definitely got to be full speed so the two of us can get that down,” Berrian said. “It’s more than full speed. It’s got to be against defenders. Running straight, obviously anybody can do that. But once you get to live action and you’re going against people, that’s where you start to get your timing down.”
– Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson was asked after practice about ESPN’s ”schism” report regarding Brett Favre and the quarterback situation.
“I don’t listen to that stuff because we all know the decision has been made as far as the leader of our team and quarterback position,” Jackson said. “Everybody is pretty much behind him and trying to support him and trying to get him caught up with everything we’re trying to do around here as far as the offense goes. But there’s not too much he has to learn because he’s been in this offense a long, long time. Probably just as long as I’ve been living. I’m just supporting him and trying to get better myself. Just trying to watch him and ask as many questions as possible.”
Update: Agent Drew Rosenhaus just tweeted that wide receiver Glenn Holt, waived by the Vikings on Thursday, has been claimed by the Detroit Lions.