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.”