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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04/13/16 - WR Percy Harvin has informed the Buffalo Bills that he intends to retire, according to an ESPN report.
Harvin, 27, caught 19 passes for 218 yards last season before being shut down due to hip and knee injuries. He has played for three teams since the start of the 2014 season and has played in more than nine games just once since posting career highs of 87 catches for 967 yards and six touchdowns for the Minnesota Vikings in 2011 - and that came in a 2014 season split between Seattle (five games and the New York Jets (eight).
Thursday's report still comes as a surprise, with Bills general manager Doug Whaley saying last month that he was informed Harvin did want to play in 2016. Harvin signed a three-year deal last March that included nearly $6 million in guaranteed money, but the final two years of the contract were voided shortly after Super Bowl 50 to reduce his salary cap number.
11/07/15 - WR Percy Harvin was placed on season-ending injured reserve by the Bills after a setback in his recovery from a knee injury.
Harvin, who has not played a full 16-game schedule since 2011 with the Minnesota Vikings, is set to become a free agent after the season. He signed a one-year contract with the Bills during the offseason.
The Buffalo News reported Friday that Bills general manager Doug Whaley said IR could be an option for Harvin. Whaley told reporters that Harvin's knee had "flared up."
Harvin has not played since Oct. 11 and had been dealing with hip soreness since training camp. He did not travel with the Bills to London last month for what head coach Rex Ryan called "personal issues."
11/07/15 - WR Percy Harvin (knee) was placed on reserve/injured by the Bills Saturday (Nov. 7).
11/04/15 - WR Percy Harvin remains sidelined by his hip injury and it's unlikely that he'll play against Miami.
11/02/15 - WR Percy Harvin (hip) was not at practice Monday, but coach Rex Ryan said he was in the building working with trainers.