Percy Harvin was missing from today’s practice due to a family matter, but should return tomorrow according to Leslie Frazier. Harvin is still questionable for Sunday’s game, but Frazier is “convinced” that he will be ready to play.
Here’s some more notes from Leslie Frazier courtesy of yesterday’s press conference:
- TE John Carlson has still not been cleared to practice yet.
- Frazier has not named a CB replacement for Chris Cook yet. He will be looking at A.J. Jefferson and Josh Robinson over the next few practices to decide who gets the spot.
- Asked why they haven’t made a move yet and if they were waiting for the trade deadline, Frazier responded by saying “You want to do everything you can to try and improve the team and help your team be better. You want to exhaust all avenues in doing that”.
- Asked about why they worked out punter Brian Stahovich, Frazier answered by stating “We worked out some different guys” and went on to say “It’s something we’ll do throughout the season. We’ll probably bring in some other guys next week as well. Rick and the personnel department are helping us to have a Rolodex of players that could potentially be available if we have an injury or something else occurs. So it’s something that will be ongoing for us throughout the year, we’ve always done that”.
- When he was asked about Chris Kluwe’s recent struggles he said, “Chris is a pro, he’ll figure it out”.
Notes from Christian Ponder’s Wednesday Press Conference:
- He believe’s Sunday game will be “tough” and they are going to have to communicate really well. He also thinks they are going to have to “win in the passing game”.
- When asked about whether or not he can pinpoint what has been the trouble with the passing offense he said, “It hasn’t been one thing. It goes back to execution, we’ve got to do a better job, we’ve been seeing a lot of pressure. I’ve got to do a better job of getting the ball out of my hands and I think teams realize that. I realize that and my biggest thing is I can’t take a negative play, we’d rather throw the ball away and get it out of my hands rather than take a sack on a first down or throw an interception. We’re always looking to have positive plays and eliminate the negative plays”.
- They’re going to work on timing and fundamentals this week.
- His biggest emphasis this week is “technique” and working on his footwork and reads.