Percy Harvin WR BUF 1 month ago

Harvin is being groomed as more of a pure outside receiver by position coach Sanjay Lal, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said coach Rex Ryan, "He's a playmaker and I think Percy now he's just scratching the surface of what kind of outside receiver he can be. I'm excited to see how he can elevate his game at that position. He's extremely talented."

Harvin will still be used in the backfield and as a return man, but it sounds like the Bills are looking at him to regularly line up across the field from Sammy Watkins, while perhaps Robert Woods and Chris Hogan will work more on the inside. We'll see how it plays out, but this represents a change of role for the speedster, who's often been used as a gadget guy in recent seasons. We're still lukewarm at best about Harvin's fantasy potential, as the Bills have a lot of talented mouths to feed on offense, while the quarterback situation remains unsettled.

Percy Harvin WR BUF 2 months ago

Harvin has missed the Bills' last few OTA practices for what coach Rex Ryan is calling a non-injury reason, ESPN.com reports.

Players don't have to participate in these and Harvin is certainly veteran enough that we wouldn't worry about it. That said, he's in a new offense with what will be a new quarterback for him and there will certainly be a lot of competition for the football with the nice haul of talent the Bills have in tow, so we assume it's not a positive he's missing time - time that other players are getting.

Percy Harvin WR BUF 4 months ago

Harvin's deal is now official, BuffaloBills.com reports.

We're certain his relationship with coach Rex Ryan helped speed this along, in what's believed to be a one-year deal. As for his role with the Bills, it'll be interesting to see whether the Bills use Harvin's speed in an all-purpose type role, or if he can edge out Robert Woods and earn a more traditional No. 2 receiving spot behind Sammy Watkins. One thing's for sure in that Harvin adds a much-needed speed element to a decent receiving group but one that pre-Harvin featured more hands and strength amid the group of Watkins, Woods, and Chris Hogan. If Charles Clay ends up signing with the Bills and Matt Cassel ends up beating out EJ Manuel, it's possible the team could enter the season with a new quarterback, running back, key wide receiver, tight end, and fullback.

Percy Harvin WR BUF 4 months ago

Harvin agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Bills on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Harvin will play for his third team in the last two seasons, now taking his talents to Buffalo. In 13 games last season, he accumulated 51 receptions for 483 yards and one touchdown. While it was a down year for the six-year vet, the lack of a quarterback and other receivers likely played a part in his lack of production with the Jets. While the quarterback situation in Buffalo isn't much better, he will at least have other weapons around him to prevent the coverage from keying on him. He will join Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, Chris Hogan and Marquise Goodwin in the receiving corps, and LeSean McCoy and Matt Cassel as offseason pickups for the team, the combination of which should draw some of the coverage and pressure off Harvin.

Percy Harvin WR BUF 5 months ago

NESN.com relays via NFL Media's Ian Rapoport that there is a good chance that Harvin will land with the Patriots.

With pass-catching back Shane Vereen having signed with the Giants, the Patriots could use a versatile offensive weapon like Harvin, if the price is right.

Percy Harvin WR BUF 5 months ago

Harvin will be released by the Jets on Tuesday, Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News reports.

Not that there was ever much doubt, but Harvin's fate was seemingly sealed when the Jets agreed to acquire Brandon Marshall in a trade. While just 26 years old with obvious talent, Harvin has a reputation for being both injury-prone and difficult to deal with. Plenty of teams could benefit from having a slot receiver and return man of his caliber, but Harvin may find the incoming contract offers a bit disappointing, after he signed a massive deal with the Seahawks two years ago. He still figures to have a significant role in the offense of whichever team he ends up signing with, though it increasingly seems unlikely that he'll ever provide No. 1 wideout production.

Percy Harvin WR BUF 6 months ago

Rich Cimini of ESPN New York feels Harvin would be a logical cut for the Jets.

Harvin did nothing special in his eight games in New York, finishing with 29 catches for 350 yards and a touchdown (in addition to 110 rushing yards). New York owes Seattle a sixth-round pick for Harvin, but it becomes a fourth-round selection if Harvin is still on the roster come the draft.

Percy Harvin WR BUF 7 months ago

Harvin (ribs) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Harvin was questionable coming into the game and with the Jets far removed from playoff contention, he'll sit the season-finale, with Jeremy Kerley starting in his place.

Percy Harvin WR BUF 7 months ago

Harvin (ankle, ribs) returned to a limited practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, the Jets' official site reports.

Per the Star-Ledger, Harvin remains optimistic that he will be able to play Sunday, but the wideout is still viewed as a game-time decision for the contest.

Percy Harvin WR BUF 7 months ago

Harvin (ankle, ribs) did not practice Thursday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

We'll check back on Harvin on Friday, but he's iffy, at best, for Sunday's season finale against the Dolphins.