Harvin & Loadholt expect to play Sunday

Percy Harvin's sore ribs kept him out of practice Wednesday but he expects to play Sunday against the Packers. Meanwhile, right tackle Phil Loadholt has an injured knee but also said he plans on playing against Green Bay.
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Percy Harvin's sore ribs kept him out of practice Wednesday but he expects to play Sunday against the Packers. Meanwhile, right tackle Phil Loadholt has an injured knee but also said he plans on playing against Green Bay.

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