Vikings try to get Harvin more involved in offense



EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings are trying to put wide receiver Percy Harvin on the field more.

Harvin leads the team with nine catches and 83 yards receiving through two games, plus 33 yards rushing and a kickoff return for a touchdown on the first play of the season at San Diego. But Harvin was only used on about half of the snaps in last week’s loss to Tampa Bay, largely because he’s not a part of a certain formation the Vikings used often and ran the ball well out of in that game.

Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said Thursday he wants to work Harvin into more of the offense to take advantage of his versatility and diverse skills. Minnesota hosts Detroit on Sunday.