Minnesota Vikings GM: Percy Harvin Isn’t Going Anywhere
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman announced on Wednesday that the team has “no interest at all in trading” wide receiver Percy Harvin.
The teams GM did not confirm that Harvin had requested a trade, but said instead that the team would keep him regardless of his feelings towards the Vikings. According to Spielman:
“We drafted Percy Harvin here. He’s a key part of our organization. He’s a key part of our football team. Any issues that are out there or reported, we always handle those internally and continue to handle those internally.”
If there are any internal issues to be dealt with the GM didn’t explain those issues but did say he recently spoke with Harvin’s agent Joel Segal.
What we do know is that on Tuesday Percy Harvin said he was having issues with the team after the first day of a mandatory minicamp. Harvin said he wanted several issues dealt with before training camp begins towards the end of July.
According to Harvin:
“I just put it this way, there’s a lot of different things that have to be sorted out. Just haven’t been really happy lately. We’ve got a couple of things to work on. I’m here in the classroom. We’ll go from there.”
On Wednesday Harvin left practice before he could be asked any questions.
In the meantime Percy Harvin is still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery and has told reporters he doesn’t want to be distracted by off the field issues.
Harvin has two years left on his rookie contract, he could be seeking a more long-term deal or he could be attempting to exit the team after two consecutive last place finishes in the NFC North.
Last season Percy was picked up by the Minnesota Vikings in the first-round of the 2009 draft and racked up career highs with 87 receptions, 967 yards and nine touchdowns.