Percy Harvin traded to Seahawks (updated)

March 11, 2013

Percy Harvin to Seattle? (Jim Mone / AP)

Wide receiver Percy Harvin reportedly wants to play no longer for the Minnesota Vikings — and the team apparently has decided to accommodate him.

The Vikings have agreed to trade Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks pending a physical, Fox Sports Jay Glazer reports. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported that the Seahawks and Vikings were trying to work out a deal.

Terms of the deal, which will be finalized when the league’s new year begins at 4 p.m. Tuesday, were not yet available, however, Schefter reports that a trade “was expected to include Seattle’s 2013 first-round draft pick (No. 25).” CBS Sports reports that Seattle’s seventh-round pick this year as a mid-round pick in 2014 also are included.

On Monday, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s Sid Hartman reported that Harvin, who missed the last seven games with an ankle injury, had asked for a trade and wrote:

Harvin’s relationship with the Vikings has been much-discussed, including rumors that he isn’t pleased with the coaches’ plans for him on offense and that he does not get along with the medical staff. Quite simply, it seemed as though Harvin wasn’t happy here, and that was made obvious when he didn’t hang around the team during the late-season push toward the playoffs while he rehabbed his ankle.

However, Harvin is signed through this year, and the Vikings currently are $16 million under the NFL salary cap of $123 million. So they have the resources to give him some money if his salary is the problem.

Harvin, who despite missing those final seven games still led the team with 62 receptions and 677 receiving yards while scoring five touchdowns, made $2,782,500 this past season with incentives.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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