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Harvin, other Vikes 'questionable'

The Minnesota Vikings' injury situation is looking more serious.

Percy Harvin, the NFL’s offensive rookie of the year, missed his second consecutive day of practice Friday because of migraines and is one of five Vikings listed as questionable for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the New Orleans Saints.

Coach Brad Childress said Harvin’ might not make the team flight today to New Orleans.

Migraines have been a problem most of Harvin’s life, and cost him one game during the season.

Other Vikings listed as questionable are defensive tackle Kevin Williams (knee), defensive end Ray Edwards (knee), nose tackle Pat Williams (elbow/foot) and corner Benny Sapp (ankle/back). Meanwhile, Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey missed practice with a sore right knee – his third straight day of missing drills.

Jets trio ‘probable’

After injuring his right knee Thursday, Jets safety Kerry Rhodes had no clue how his injury would respond Friday. But he practiced in full and reported no discomfort that would restrict him in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Colts in Indianapolis.

The Jets also said defensive end Shaun Ellis (broken hand) and linebackers David Harris (ankle) and Bart Scott (ankle) are probable for the game.

Meanwhile, Colts rookie cornerback Jerraud Powers (foot) missed his third straight practice and is questionable for the game.

Adams’ humility extolled

Chicago Bears defensive end Gaines Adams was remembered for his enormous talent, quiet humility and an amazing smile that drew people to him at a memorial service in Easley, S.C.

More than 1,000 family members, friends, fans and teammates gathered at Rock Springs Baptist Church to celebrate the life of Adams, 26, who died Sunday from an enlarged heart.

The Bears’ contingent included linebacker Brian Urlacher, quarterback Jay Cutler, owner Virginia McCaskey and her son, Michael, the team chairman. Tampa Bay defensive line coach Todd Wash led a group of Buccaneers, and several of Adams’ former Clemson’s teammates were there.

Extra points

The Raiders brought back Mike Waufle as defensive line coach, but there was no news on the status of head coach Tom Cable. ... The NFL has drawn the most viewers for the divisional round of the playoffs in 16 years, with an average of 33 million per game. ... The Redskins hired Sean McVay as an offensive assistant and said Steve Jackson will remain as safeties coach. ... Texans rookie linebacker Brian Cushing will not play in the Pro Bowl because of foot, knee and rib injuries. Cushing was the AP’s Defensive Rookie of the Year.

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