Percy Harvin | WR | Seattle Seahawks
Posted: 5/24/2013 12:32am et
Seattle Seahawks WR Percy Harvin will be used similarly to how he was used by the Minnesota Vikings, in a variety of ways. He'll likely line up in the slot as his regular position, but he'll also be utilized outside and could see handoff and kickoff returns. 'I'll be moving around - pretty much all around,' said the 5-foot-11, 184-pound Harvin. 'There'll be a little bit of running back coming up. But right now, we're just trying to get the foundation set, just running the base plays, and we'll see where it goes from there.'
Huddle Up: Harvin's rushing ability is particularly valuable to fantasy players as he leads all NFL wideouts with 683 rushing yards and 4 rushing TDs since he entered the league in 2009. Now if he can only stay healthy . . .
Posted: 3/13/2013 5:27pm et
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said WR Percy Harvin will be used as a kick returner next season.
Huddle Up: Harvin is explosive in that role, but if he is to be as big a part of the offensive game plan as expected he may only see part-time duty in the return game. Those whose leagues give points for return yardage shouldn't bump Harvin up too much based on aggressive expectations.
Posted: 3/11/2013 2:42pm et
The Seattle Seahawks will trade a 2013 first-and seventh-round draft choice as well as a 2014 middle-round draft choice to the Minnesota Vikings in the trade involving WR Percy Harvin. Harvin will have to pass a physical to complete the trade.
Huddle Up: The Vikings couldn't put up with (take your pick) Harvin's salary demands, attitude, and/or injury history, and they were all but forced to trade him. The Seahawks acquire one of the league's most dynamic skill position players for a modest collection of picks; he'll give Russell Wilson a real weapon in the passing game... as long as he's healthy, happy, and well-compensated. Minnesota, meanwhile, will likely use one if not both of their first-round picks to upgrade a wide receiver corps that ranked 28th last year in fantasy production and brings back just 16% of that group's receptions (Jarius Wright and Stephen Burton).
Posted: 3/9/2013 11:40pm et
According to league sources, Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin has informed the team he doesn't want to play for them and wants to be traded. Harvin is signed through this season, and general manager Rick Spielman has made it clear the club won't trade Harvin. The team could also play hardball by retaining his services by making him a franchise player next season and the following season if they so chose.
Huddle Up: Aside from not playing or being a locker room cancer--two things he's already done plenty of in Minnesota--Harvin doesn't have much leverage. The Vikings could indeed franchise him twice and keep him around for three more seasons; can you imagine the hissy fit that would lead to? Harvin has done a good job of torpedoing his trade value, to the point that it doesn't make much sense for the Vikings to unload him for far less than what he's worth. Stay tuned to this channel for the next episode of "As the Harvin Turns".
Posted: 3/8/2013 11:38pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin reportedly threatened to walk out on the team last offseason after hearing that New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez received a contract extension after only two years. Harvin is looking to be paid similar to Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (eight years, $132 million).
Huddle Up: Each week seems to bring a new behind-the-scenes tale of Harvin's dissatisfaction with the Vikings, his contract, or just life in general. Couple that with the news that Harvin wants Megatron money and you have a bonus episode of "As the Harvin Turns".
Posted: 3/8/2013 11:38pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin is seeking a deal similar to the eight-year, $132 million deal Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson signed. That's an average of $16.5 million a year. As one person put it about Harvin, he considers himself a "special" player and executives around the league have fed that attitude by telling people close to him how difficult it is to cover Harvin.
Huddle Up: Tough to see the Vikings giving Harvin that kind of money, which makes signing an extension prior to the final year of his contract unlikely. The Vikings could opt to franchise Harvin next season to keep him around, but if he has already threatened to walk out he wouldn't be happy with that situation. Stay tuned for the next episode of "As the Harvin Turns".
Posted: 2/15/2013 3:27pm et
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the team "has no intent" of trading WR Percy Harvin and that they expect him to report to training camp like the rest of their players.
Huddle Up: Tune in Monday for the next episode in this soap opera, which will run until the Vikings either get Harvin's signature on a contract extension or trade him to another team.
Posted: 2/13/2013 11:24pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin is not planning to hold out at this point, according to a team source. "As far as holding out, that's not something that I've heard he definitely will do at this point, but I wouldn't be surprised if they're throwing out threats - that's what agents do," the source said. "However, when you are under contract the team controls the situation, not the player. I hope he doesn't think a tactic like that would work if that's what he's thinking."
Huddle Up: The Harvin soap opera won't go away any time soon, at least not until the Vikings either extend his contract or trade him away. From the sounds of it, Minnesota's front office is willing to call Harvin's bluff on a holdout--if he is indeed thinking of holding out. Stay tuned for tomorrow's installment of "As The Percy Turns".
Posted: 2/13/2013 11:44am et
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin has told at least one teammate he wants to be paid among the top three wide receivers in football.
Huddle Up: Harvin was a viable MVP candidate over the first half of last season, but his injury history won't help him land a big deal. And if he's going to be tough to sign he'll be even tougher for the Vikings to trade given that he's only under contract through the 2013 season.
Posted: 2/13/2013 11:44am et
A pair of NFL executives speaking about a potential trade of Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin said Tuesday, Feb. 12, they would be shocked if the team were able to land anything better than a third-round pick in the NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Harvin is talented enough to command a much larger package, but his injury history, impending free agency, and attitude issues raise red flags for any team looking to acquire him. Rick Spielman and the Vikings have their work cut out for them if they're set on dealing Harvin this offseason.
Posted: 2/12/2013 1:10pm et
The San Francisco 49ers could show interest in Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin if he becomes available in a trade this offseason. The 49ers are expected to have around 13 or 14 picks in the 2013 NFL Draft and could use some in a possible trade.
Huddle Up: San Fran seemingly would be a good fit for the disgruntled Harvin as the Niners are searching for a complement for wideout Michael Crabtree. That would give the Niners an offense featuring Crabtree, QB Colin Kaepernick, RB Frank Gore, TE Vernon Davis and Harvin -- scary, scary stuff for opposing defenses.
Posted: 2/9/2013 11:24pm et
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman provided non-answers Friday, Feb. 8, when asked about the future of WR Percy Harvin with the team. When asked whether the team plans to offer Harvin a contract extension before the start of the 2013 season, Spielman replied, "I'm not going to say what's going to happen this offseason, because he is going in to the last year of his contract. But right now, where we're at, Percy Harvin is a member of this football team and he is a very good football player. We don't like to get rid of good football players." When asked if he wants Harvin on the 2013 team, Spielman said, "We love Percy Harvin as a football player. Everybody sees what he does for our football team."
Huddle Up: The Vikings have gone out of their way not to bad-mouth Harvin, but the lack of a contract extension lends credence to the rumors that there is friction between Harvin and the Vikings' administration. With Harvin entering the final year of his contract, the time is now for Minnesota to commit to him long-term by coughing up the money--or unload him before he walks via free agency. Should be an interesting offseason in Minnesota.
Posted: 2/5/2013 11:52pm et
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said WR Percy Harvin's (ankle) future with the team is still up in the air. There has been speculation that the team may try to trade Harvin this offseason, and if not, there is still the issue of trying to work out a contract extension. Harvin's exit physical went fine and he's been cleared by doctors.
Huddle Up: There was some definite tension between Harvin and the Vikes after his season-ending ankle injury, and now the wideout is entering his contract year. Minnesota still emerged as a playoff team after Harvin went out, and if the deal is sweet enough, look for Harvin to be dealt.
Posted: 1/13/2013 1:54am et
The Minnesota Vikings could look to trade WR Percy Harvin this offseason if they are not able to sign him to a contract extension. The team probably would receive a draft pick or draft picks in the second and third rounds because a team likely would not give up a first-round draft choice since they would have to sign Harvin to a lucrative contract extension.
Huddle Up: While publicly the Vikings front office has denied any rift, the fact that he's entering the final year of his contract without an extension speaks louder than words. Expect Minnesota to either step up and pay Harvin this offseason or look to get something for him while they can before they lose him to free agency.
Posted: 1/9/2013 11:00am et
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin is "headed in the right direction" in his recovery from a left ankle ligament tear, according to head coach Leslie Frazier. Harvin will return to Minnesota from Florida later this month for an exit physical. "He has to go through his physical, and I'll learn more once he gets through (it)," Frazier said.
Huddle Up: There are more than enough issues surrounding Harvin--his ankle, his contract, his relationship with his coach and quarterback--to make this an interesting offseason for he and the Vikings.
Posted: 1/7/2013 1:25pm et
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he expects WR Percy Harvin to return in 2013. "I don't see any reason why Percy wouldn't be back with us. He should be," Frazier said.
Huddle Up: Harvin missed the second half of the season with an ankle injury, and there have been rumblings about his dissatisfaction with his team, his coach, his quarterback, and his contract situation. His contract expires after next season, so this would be the time for the Vikings to come knocking with an extension--if they want to keep Harvin around. Should be an interesting offseason for the Vikings.
Posted: 1/3/2013 11:09pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (ankle) has not been at the team's facility since he was placed on Injured Reserve in December and has decided to rehab his injured ankle in Florida. Head coach Leslie Frazier said it is Harvin's decision to not be with the team but he is not required to be at the facility or on the sidelines. Frazier said the team has been monitoring Harvin's rehab.
Huddle Up: This is only the latest sign that things aren't right between Harvin and the Vikes. When healthy, the WR is one of the league's most dynamic players, but there's also a history of friction between Harvin and Vikings' coaches, and there's growing speculation the team may try to deal him in the offeseason with the wideout's rookie contract due to expire after next season.
Posted: 12/21/2012 11:50am et
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier and WR Percy Harvin had a heated exchanged a few weeks ago in front of some players and staff members but the details of the incident are not known. Some people believed the incident was the reason Harvin was placed on Injured Reserve but the team and Harvin's agent had been talking about Harvin going on IR to avoid further injury. Harvin will be looking for a contract extension this offseason and has indicated he will not show up for training camp without a new contract. Next season will be the final year of his rookie contract.
Huddle Up: There has been plenty of speculation since Harvin went on injured reserve that there was more to the story than just the torn ligaments in his ankle. And with Harvin's contract issues coming to a head this offseason, it will be interesting to see what the Vikings do with their versatile, talented wideout.
Posted: 12/17/2012 11:33am et
Updating a previous item, Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin had an emergency appendectomy Saturday, Dec. 15, not an operation on his sprained ankle, according to head coach Leslie Frazier. Harvin tweeted that he was having "minor surgery," though he did not reveal the nature of the procedure.
Huddle Up: It's been a physically trying season for Harvin, but on the bright side the appendectomy happened after he was already on injured reserve so it didn't cost him additional playing time. Harvin should have plenty of time to recover this offseason.
Posted: 12/5/2012 7:15pm et
The Minnesota Vikings placed WR Percy Harvin (ankle) on the Injured Reserve Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Huddle Up: The worst fears of Harvin's fantasy owners were realized Wednesday as the WR has been shut down for the season after being unable to return from the ankle injury suffered Week 9 in Seattle. As for the remaining Vikings, it means TE Kyle Rudolph and WR Jarius Wright will continue to see extra targets.
Posted: 12/5/2012 1:41pm et
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he is not sure if WR Percy Harvin (ankle) will be able to play again this season. Harvin will not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Huddle Up: The news has not improved for Harvin since he injured himself a few weeks ago. Those hoping for a return for the fantasy playoffs might have to find a permanent alternative.
Posted: 12/4/2012 11:06pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (ankle) will attempt to practice Wednesday, Dec. 5, after suffering a Grade 3 left ankle sprain Nov. 4, according to a source with knowledge of his ailment. The diagnosis means he suffered a complete ligament tear that can take 4 to 6 weeks to heal completely. Harvin could receive a pain-killing injection this weekend in order to play.
Huddle Up: Harvin was injured in Week 9, so that puts him right in the middle of the recovery timetable. A Week 14 return would make for a nice, early Christmas gift for his fantasy owners, but wait for the wideout to show some strides in practice before making any lineup decisions.
Posted: 12/3/2012 2:21pm et
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said WR Percy Harvin (ankle) worked with a trainer Monday, Dec. 3, but his status for Week 14 is uncertain.
Huddle Up: Harvin's owners could sure use him with the playoff weeks upon us, but working with a trainer doesn't exactly sound encouraging as far as his availability this week. Keep tabs on his status through the week.
Posted: 12/1/2012 4:57pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (ankle) was downgraded from doubtful to out for the Week 13 game against the Green Bay Packers. This will be his third consecutive game missed due to the ankle sprain he suffered Nov. 4.
Huddle Up: It's back to Plan B for Harvin's fantasy owners, and one of those options is rookie WR Jarius Wright, who has caught 10 passes for 114 yards and a TD in Harvin's absence so far.
Posted: 11/30/2012 2:48pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 30, and is listed as doubtful for Week 13.
Huddle Up: As fated by the gods of weekly injury reports, Harvin looks like he will sit this weekend. This gives Jarius Wright, in particular, a bump against a Packers defense that has given up a decent amount of fantasy points to opposing receivers.
Posted: 11/29/2012 8:06pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 29. He reportedly could barely jog as he tried to do some work on the side.
Huddle Up: We continue to look for signs of tangible progress with Harvin's status, but all it looks like is a third straight missed game. Check back Friday to see if the wideout has improved at all.
Posted: 11/28/2012 7:34pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (ankle) looked fine running in a straight line Wednesday, Nov. 28, but he didn't do so well running routes, limping as he slowed down. However, he wasn't wearing a brace on his ankle.
Huddle Up: While you're no doubt anxious to get Harvin back in your lineup after two missed games and a bye week, tread with caution here if the wideout plays as it sounds like he's still clearly at something less than full strength.
Posted: 11/28/2012 2:01pm et
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said WR Percy Harvin (ankle) will practice Wednesday, Nov. 28.
Huddle Up: His offense and his fantasy owners need him back ASAP, so this is excellent news. He might be limited in his first week back, though, so do not get your hopes too high unless we hear he is fully practicing without limitations.
Posted: 11/26/2012 8:53pm et
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he does not have an update on WR Percy Harvin (ankle) at this point. He said he will know more after the trainers put Harvin through some activities this week.
Huddle Up: Harvin essentially has been MIA for the past 3 games after catching only 2 passes for 10 yards in the game in which he was hurt (Week 9 at Seahawks). Now, it's another week of waiting and monitoring practice reports for Harvin's fantasy owners.
Posted: 11/24/2012 4:59pm et
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (ankle) will not travel with the team for their Week 12 game and has officially been ruled out.
Huddle Up: Even the bye week sandwiched inbetween wasn't of help as one of fantasy's top wideouts will miss a second-straight game.
Posted: 11/23/2012 7:18pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (ankle) was still limping Friday, Nov. 23, and is unlikely to play in Week 12.
Huddle Up: It looks as if the bye week wasn't enough for Harvin, who was injured Week 9 at Seattle and missed the Week 10 matchup against the Lions.
Posted: 11/23/2012 4:01pm et
Updating an earlier report, Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (ankle) didn't practice all week and is doubtful for Week 12.
Huddle Up: Considering there were reports Harvin recently started walking, this is no surprise. Time to make alternate plans at receiver if you have Harvin in your lineup. Even if he is a surprise start, we're not sure he is trustworthy on that ankle.
Posted: 11/21/2012 1:28pm et
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he is not sure if WR Percy Harvin (ankle) will be able to practice Wednesday, Nov. 21. Frazier said Harvin will have to practice this week if he wants to play in Week 12.
Huddle Up: It's still early in the week, but this is disconcerting if you are a Harvin owner. We thought he would be back this week, a crucial point in most fantasy seasons. Keep an eye on his injury status through the week to see if you need to make alternate plans.
Posted: 11/19/2012 7:31pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (ankle) did not practice Monday, Nov. 19, following the team's bye week. 'Most of the swelling is gone,' head coach Leslie Frazier said. 'It's just sore and pretty tender right now. So, we'll see how he feels when we come back on Wednesday.' Harvin hasn't suffered a setback, but he's still too sore to return to action.
Huddle Up: Not the best of signs, but obviously keep an eye on Harvin's practice status the rest of the week.
Posted: 11/12/2012 3:41pm et
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he believes WR Percy Harvin (ankle) should be ready to play after the team's Week 11 bye. Frazier said Harvin is expected to stay in town this week to receive treatment for his ankle injury.
Huddle Up: That's a relief for Harvin owners expecting big things from him for the playoff push.
Posted: 11/10/2012 10:41pm et
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (ankle) will not play in the Week 10 game against the Detroit Lions due to his ankle injury.
Huddle Up: As expected, Harvin's fantasy owners will have to go to Plan B this week. Harvin will at least get an extra week to heal with the Vikes on bye in Week 11.
Posted: 11/9/2012 6:59pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (ankle) is doubtful for the team's Week 10 game after not practicing all week. Harvin will test the injury out Saturday, Nov. 10, and again Sunday, Nov. 11, before determining whether he will play.
Huddle Up: It's going to be painful with the kind of year Harvin's having, but it looks as if his fantasy owners are going to have to go to Plan B this week.
Posted: 11/8/2012 10:43am et
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 8, but is making improvements, according to head coach Leslie Frazier. "Percy is doing better," Frazier said. "... We'll take it day to day, see how he feels (Thursday)."
Huddle Up: After Harvin's statement earlier in the week that he was a "long shot" to play this week, optimism is beginning to creep in as to his availability; however, it would be nice to see him get at least a limited practice in this week. Seeing as Harvin is at present the entirety of the Vikings passing game, if he's active he belongs in your fantasy lineup.
Posted: 11/7/2012 3:55pm et
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said WR Percy Harvin (ankle) will not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 7, but is making progress in his rehab from the ankle injury.
Huddle Up: This is positive news after it seemed like Harvin was a lock to miss Week 10. It still seems unlikely he will play, but Harvin has played through injuries in the past. The Vikings could sure use him as they fight for their playoff lives. His fantasy owners would not object, though it might be better to rest him for a week.
Posted: 11/5/2012 5:23pm et
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (ankle) said the sprain in his ankle is in three separate places Monday, Nov. 5.
Huddle Up: Harvin owners should probably assume he won't be available against the Lions.
Posted: 11/4/2012 9:05pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin limped off the field in the third quarter of Sunday's Week 9 game with a left-ankle injury, but later returned to action.
Huddle Up: One of fantasy's top guns threw a major scare into his owners Sunday. However, despite coming back into the game, Harvin couldn't help turn around of his worst fantasy outings in a while, finishing with only 2 catches for 10 yards, 4 rushes for 24 yards and a fumble.
Posted: 11/2/2012 6:56pm et
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 2, and is listed as probable.
Huddle Up: Plug in Harvin as usual Sunday and expect continued production from fantasy's third-ranked wideout (Huddle Performance scoring).
Posted: 11/2/2012 12:53pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (hamstring) returned to practice Friday, Nov. 2.
Huddle Up: See? Nothing to worry about. Reports surfaced that Harvin missed practice due to an injury, but they were later refuted by reports that he missed due to a personal absence. It looks like Harvin will be good go go this weekend.
Posted: 10/15/2012 3:55pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (undisclosed) was limping noticeably during the team's Week 6 game but was able to stay in the game and said he will be fine moving forward. He said he not concerned about his body and is only concerned about the team winning.
Huddle Up: Harvin is outperforming his fantasy draft status by a good margin, and as long as he stays healthy the good times should keep rolling for lucky Harvin owners.
Posted: 10/2/2012 3:00pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin is third in the league with 30 catches for 299 yards, and he also has 11 carries for 54 yards. He's averaging 38.3 yards on kickoff returns, which is also third in the NFL. He has easily become QB Christian Ponder's favorite target in the offense.
Huddle Up: Harvin is a PPR monster, and is faring quite well in other league formats as well, especially those which count a player's kick return TDs. Leave him in your starting lineup, regardless of the matchup, and reap the weekly benefits.
Posted: 9/26/2012 5:41pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin caught nine passes in Week 3 with five of the catches coming behind the line of scrimmage. Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave has been looking for ways to get Harvin the ball in space to allow him to make plays.
Huddle Up: What beautiful words to see for any Harvin owner. He is the most dynamic weapon in that Vikings offense, and that they are actively trying to get him the ball should be a welcome sight for his fantasy owners. This gives him a PPR boost to boot.
Posted: 9/10/2012 11:13am et
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin had six receptions for 84 yards in Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and he added five runs for 20 yards. Including his return yardage, Harvin set a team record for most combined net yards (192) in a season opener. He also became the fifth player in franchise history to reach 100 career kickoff returns.
Huddle Up: Interesting to see Harvin still getting carries--including goal line carries--and a large workload even with Adrian Peterson back in the mix. Mix in a team high seven targets and there's little doubt he'll be a focal point of the Vikings' offense.
Posted: 9/6/2012 11:18pm et
Minnesota Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer said the plan to have WR Percy Harvin be the team's main kick returner Week 1. Preifer said CB Marcus Sherels will be the top punt returner.
Huddle Up: Obviously this boosts Harvin's value in leagues that include players' return TDs. Harvin has 4 career kickoff return TDs -- at least 1 in each of his 3 seasons.
Posted: 8/15/2012 7:21pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (leg) did not finish practice Wednesday, Aug 15, and could be dealing with cramps.
Huddle Up: This sounds like your typical Dogs Days of Summer malady, so if you already drafted Harvin, no worries. Largely due to his past problems with migraines, Harvin has an undeserved rep as an injury-risk player, but that simply isn't the case. The Vikings' wideout played all 16 games in 2011 and has only missed 3 games total in his 3 NFL seasons. His catches have increased each year leading up to his career-high 87 grabs for 967 yards in 2011. He also hit career bests last season with his 1,308 total yards from scrimmage and 8 TDs.
Posted: 7/31/2012 1:34am et
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (hand) was carted off the field on Monday, July 30, with what appeared to be a hand or arm issue.
Huddle Up: It turned out to be a jammed finger. Being "carted off" is way too common in training camp and sometimes it really jolts fantasy owners.