Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: It's certainly a risky pick, but Harvin adds a dynamic to a Vikings offense that has enough potential to make it one of the most dangerous in the NFL. That's especially true if either Tarvaris Jackson or Sage Rosenfels can put together a good season at quarterback. In addition to being a very dangerous catch-and-run receiver out of the slot, Harvin also could line up in the "Wildcat" and will be used on returns. His presence means that it isn't going to be as easy for opposing defenses to put eight men in the box in order to try and stop Adrian Peterson. A closer look at the Vikings' picks: Round 1/22 -- Percy Harvin, WR, 5-11, 184, Florida...Despite character and injury issues that surrounded the ultra-talented Harvin, the Vikings were enamored with his talent. The Vikings also did extensive background work on Harvin, who reportedly tested positive for marijuana in February at the NFL Scouting Combine. Coach Brad Childress visited Harvin in Florida last week before signing off on the decision to make the pick. - by The Sports Xchange
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03/14/15 - WR Percy Harvin, recently released by the Jets, agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Bills Friday (March 13).
The 49ers reportedly made a late push to sign him, but Harvin chose the Bills' $6 million offer, per NFL Media.
The Bills will be Harvin's fourth team in three years after the New York Jets released him Tuesday rather than pay his $10.5 million salary for 2015.
Harvin, 26, was a first-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings but was traded twice in the past three years -- to the Seattle Seahawks in 2013 and then from the Seahawks to the Jets last October.
Harvin is the second controversial player new Bills coach Rex Ryan has signed, joining guard Richie Incognito.
The Seahawks traded Harvin amid reports of the receiver's insubordination and infighting. Injuries limited him to just six games with the Seahawks. Ryan coached Harvin last year with the Jets.
He finished the 2014 season with 29 catches for 350 yards and a touchdown and has 332 catches for 3,802 yards and 31 total touchdowns in his six-year career.
Wide receiver Sammy Watkins tweeted about the news (edited): "We got Percy_Harvin. That's who I always tried to play like on the field. Now I'm ballin with him."
Cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who just reunited with Darrelle Revis with the New York Jets, noticed the move by their AFC East foes as well, although he did not seem overly impressed.
He tweeted a picture of himself and Revis smiling during their previous tenure as Jets and said: "Sammy Watkins and Percy Harvin? Lol. That's nice."
03/11/15 - WR Percy Harvin had his contract terminated by the Jets Tuesday (March 10).
12/29/14 - WR Percy Harvin (ribs) was inactive for the Jets' 37-24 win over the Dolphins on Sunday. Harvin was injured in the third quarter of the Jets' 17-16 loss to the Patriots on Dec. 21. He was listed as questionable despite practicing once -- and in limited fashion -- last week. Harvin has missed 26 out of a possible 94 games in his six-year NFL career.
12/24/14 - WR Percy Harvin (ribs) didn't practice Wednesday. Harvin was injured in the third quarter of the Jets' 17-16 loss to the Patriots and did not return. Head coach Rex Ryan said Tuesday that Harvin didn't have broken ribs but likely suffered cartilage damage. Harvin needs to play Sunday in order to avoid missing a game due to injury for the second time in his six-season career. He has played in just 14 games this year because he was traded from the Seahawks to the Jets on Oct. 17, one day after the Jets played on Thursday night.
12/22/14 - WR Percy Harvin (ribs) was "extremely sore," according to coach Rex Ryan, one day after he got hurt in the third quarter of the Jets' 17-16 loss to the Patriots. Harvin is also battling a third-degree ankle sprain that he suffered against the Vikings on Dec. 7. Ryan said Harvin will play Sunday if he can tolerate the pain. Harvin needs to play in the season finale in order to avoid missing a game to injury for just the second time in his six-year career.