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Percy Harvin still missing from Vikings camp

The Vikings are still unsure when second-year wide receiver Percy Harvin will return to the team.

Harvin has missed the past 15 practices since the death of his grandmother in late July. Players are normally given time to grieve the loss of close relatives, but Harvin's absence is much longer than the team had anticipated.

"I'm kind of flying in the dark a little bit," Vikings coach Brad Childress said when asked about Harvin, per Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. "I'll let you know when I know something."

Harvin remains in Eden Prarie, Minn., and Zulgad reports that he may be suffering again from migraine headaches, a problem he frequently experienced last season. 

Zulgad explains that Childress is in a bit of a tough spot with Harvin. In 2007, the Vikings were criticized heavily when they withheld wide receiver Troy Williamson's game check after he missed a week to deal with the passing of his grandmother. Childress eventually changed his mind about taking away the paycheck. 

"The thing that I've learned is that everybody grieves differently," Childress said Monday. "That's just the fact of it. You've got to be able to respect that and appreciate that."

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