Harvin a no-show at Vikings camp

MANKATO, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings first-round draft choice Percy Harvin is a no-show at the team's first practice of training camp.

The Vikings opened practice early Friday, but the 22nd overall pick is still in negotiations with the team on a contract. The Vikings have big plans for the versatile threat from Florida, which is why coach Brad Childress says it's especially important for Harvin to get in as soon as possible.

Harvin likely will be used at running back and receiver in the NFL, just like he was with the Gators. The Vikings also could use him as the trigger man in a version of the Wildcat offense if they decide to use that formation.

Harvin is also expected to be a featured part of the return game on special teams.