Vikings WR Sidney Rice underwent hip surgery on Monday and is expected to miss the first half of the 2010 season.
Brandon Jones, cut by the 49ers earlier in the week, and ex-Raider Javon Walker both came to the Vikings' practice field in Eden Prairie, Minn., on Friday, but after working out for the team, both left without contracts.
Now that Brett Favre has given the word that he'll be playing this season, the Vikings must make sure that their talented pass catchers are up to full speed.
Last year's Offensive Rookie of the Year Percy Harvin has returned to Vikings training camp for the first time in over two weeks.
What effect would the presence or absence of Brett Favre have on other Vikings skill-position players, such as WR Percy Harvin? Pat Fitzmaurice offers his insights into this and other fantasy draft-related issues.
There is no question that QB Brett Favre made a significant impact in his first year in Minnesota, but the development of WRs Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin were huge pluses, too.