Vikings expect Harvin back next week

The Minnesota Vikings should have wide receiver Percy Harvin back next week.

Coach Brad Childress said after Saturday’s practice that he expects Harvin to return in the next couple of days. The Vikings have Sunday off and will be back on the field on Monday. Harvin has missed the entire week following the death of his grandmother.

Starting right guard Anthony Herrera left Saturday’s full-pad practice in discomfort because of what Childress called back spasms.

Starting center John Sullivan (right calf) and backup running backs Darius Reynaud (left ankle) and Naufahu Tahi (right calf) were held out again for another day.

Cornerback Benny Sapp was back on the field after missing the whole week following a bout with dehydration.