Vikings WR Harvin requests trade

Posted June 20, 2012 @ 2:24 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Updated 2:24 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 20

Vikings WR Percy Harvin has requested a trade, as first reported by Jon Krawczynski of The Associated Press.

At Tuesday’s minicamp, Harvin appeared frustrated and hinted at a holdout.

“I’ll just put it this way — it’s a lot of different things that have to be sorted out,” he told reporters. “Just haven’t been real happy lately. So, we’ve got a couple things to work on. I’m here in the classroom, so we’ll go from here.”

Harvin is entering his fourth NFL season and has two years left on his rookie deal. Last season he played in all 16 games for the first time in his career. Harvin caught 87 passes for 967 yards and six touchdowns. He also had 52 carries for 345 yards and two touchdowns.

A source close to Harvin confirmed to PFW’s Eric Edholm that Harvin has requested a trade, but the reasons why are not exactly clear. Harvin is reportedly due a base salary of $915,000 in 2012 and $1.55 million in 2013. Snap counts are another potential issue. Harvin has been on the field for 59.4 percent of the team’s plays over the past two years, according to PFW correspondent Tom Pelissero of ESPN 1500.

AFter practice Wednesday, Vikings GM Rick Spielman told reporters, "We have no interest at all in trading Percy Harvin."

The early part of Harvin’s NFL career was plagued by migraines, which now appear to be a thing of the past. He did have minor shoulder surgery this spring.

Harvin was the 2009 Offensive Rookie of the Year. The Vikings did add WR Jerome Simpson in free agency and WRs Jarius Wright and Greg Childs in the draft.