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Migraines keep Harvin on Vikings' sideline

MANKATO, Minn. — Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin remains on leave from practice, coping with migraine headaches.

Coach Brad Childress said Tuesday that Harvin has had "some" migraines recently. Childress said Harvin is resting at his home in the Twin Cities area.

"I'm not sure when he'll be with the team. If I knew, I would tell you," Childress said.

The second-year standout from Florida, who made the Pro Bowl as a rookie kickoff returner, left the Vikings nine days ago when his grandmother died and has not been back to camp.

Harvin has had migraines most of his life. He has seen specialists and visited the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., to seek a cure.

Patriots-Saints practice: The teams participated in the first of two days of joint practices in Foxborough, Mass., before meeting in their exhibition opener Thursday. The most challenging part was "figuring out the right tempo," Patriots running back Kevin Faulk said. "It's neat scrimmaging against (the Super Bowl champions) just because of what they accomplished last year."

Broncos: Pro Bowl linebacker Elvis Dumervil, last season's league sack leader, had surgery on his torn chest muscle.

Browns: Starting inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson of Seminole High, one of the team's top players, left the night practice favoring his right side. In the morning, starting cornerback Eric Wright was kept out after injuring his right leg. The status of neither was known.

Eagles: Starting receivers Jeremy Maclin and DeSean Jackson had an argument toward the end of the morning practice that carried over into an animated exchange as they left the field. "There was a little mixup, and it's all good now," said Maclin, declining to give specifics. Jackson declined to comment.

giants: Four of the five tight ends missed practice with injuries, forcing offensive lineman Herb Taylor to run a few plays at the position.

Jets: An agent for holdout cornerback Darrelle Revis said "it's a blatant lie" that he rejected a team offer to bring owner Woody Johnson to a meeting Friday. Johnson told a New York radio station that the Jets offered his attendance at the meeting with agents Neil Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod but were rebuffed. Schwartz told the offer was never made. "Not that Mr. Johnson is lying, but his information is incorrect," he said. "Why would I have said, 'No, don't bring Mr. Johnson?' "

packers: Josh Bell was put on injured reserve, compounding depth problems at cornerback. No reason was given. Coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that Bell had a foot sprain.

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