Posted February 11, 2013

Vikings to try to trade Percy Harvin, according to report

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The Vikings will look to trade receiver Percy Harvin. (Hannah Foslien, Getty Images)

The Minnesota Vikings are expected to attempt to trade embattled wide receiver Percy Harvin this offseason, according to a report from Mike Max of WCCO in Minneapolis.

The Vikings want to trade Harvin after a much-publicized incident in November, during which Harvin went on a tirade  against head coach Leslie Frazier. Max reported that teammates did not take kindly to the blowup from Harvin after directed a similar rant two years earlier at then-head coach Brad Childress.

Max reported that the feud between Harvin and Frazier was the reason Harvin was subsequently placed on injured reserve with ankle ailment that didn’t require surgery.

Since the incident between Harvin and Frazier, Harvin’s future with the team has been uncertain. Last month, quarterback Christian Ponder referred to Harvin in the past tense, saying in a radio interview that Harvin “was a good teammate.” General manager Rick Spielman was also non-committal when asked in a radio interview this week whether the team would keep Harvin in Minnesota.

“Percy Harvin is a member of this football team and he is a very good football player,” Spielman said, according to Pro Football Talk.  “We don’t like to get rid of good football players.”


23 comments
Holden
Holden

Tim Tebow, the consummate teammate--and winner, can't get a break in the NFL...at least not yet.  Meanwhile, his old teammate, Percy Harvin, will end up making big bucks for one of many teams not as concerned about his past bad actions as much as what they see on tape.  The Bengals, Raiders, Jerry Jones', etc., will vie for his services.

 

How can a guy making so much money for so little play be unhappy?  Hell, do what the coach tells you to do and spend your off-time looking for a better answer to your migraine issue. 

 

Brandon Lloyd was similarly cast as a cancer, yet he's thriving in NE.  Make Harvin a tailback in Tebow's backfield...hmmmm...are you listening, Raiders?

rukiddingme
rukiddingme

Why would any team want to keep a guy that doesn't want to be there in the first place?  I guess I'm just old-school.  I thought the coach ran the team and that if a player ever got in his face, he'd be out the door.  I can't imagine anyone doing that to Jimmy Johnson.  Or Bill Parcells.  Or Sean Payton.  Especially a player that's not contributing anything anyway.  There must (should) be some kind of clause in these players' contracts that says if a player does not fulfill his obigations to the team for non-football related reasons, that contract is null and void.  Everybody has a boss, someone he has to answer to.  And Percy Harvin's boss is Leslie Frazier.  Forget trading him.  I'd cut him.  

luvfoozball
luvfoozball

I cannot blame Frazier. He is tired of Harvin's small body getting banged up in every game.

TherealdanMcKelvey
TherealdanMcKelvey

Percy Harvin is a main cancer on any team...He isn't worth the aggravation and babysitting...Hope he has a migraine that lasts the rest of his miserable life. Seriously.....I'd crunch his nutsack.

l.czolgosz66
l.czolgosz66

Why do I see him wearing a Cowboys uniform next year?

JasonMacBride
JasonMacBride

The guy has more headaches than my wife. No thanks.

vittorio3
vittorio3

hes hurt more than he plays send him out vikings can use the draft picks

ParkerShilling
ParkerShilling

Send Harvin to the Texans, we can use a good wide receiver an punt returner

M as in Mancy
M as in Mancy

He's looking for greener pastures. Minnesota just isn't "green" enough.

David G
David G

How to torpedo your career will be book co-authored by Percy Harvin.

DERRICK1
DERRICK1

There are going to be a lot of talented receivers in the draft, I don't know how many teams are going to want to trade for Harvin. On the other, hand we need all the help we can get in Oakland.

FreddieFunStuff
FreddieFunStuff

Would be a nice compliment to Michael Crabtree's style. If he could be had cheap then It could be a great fit. 

touseyd
touseyd

Come to SF!!! we need a replacement for the "Greatest of All Time"

RonMarzolf1
RonMarzolf1

 @DERRICK1 Its going to be hard for the viqueens to unload him.First he has an attiyude.then hes got the migranes.I wouldnt want him playing for any of my favorite teams

 

Scramble
Scramble

 @touseyd He doesn't want to try and fill those shoes, but if you throw the ball a little high he might actually try and catch it.

MarcCutright
MarcCutright

 @RonMarzolf1  @DERRICK1

 I wonder how many wives, mothers and sisters would be pleased to know that some people consider calling a player a woman is the worst insult they can conceive. Really?  It's 2013.