Harvin wants out of Minnesota according to latest reports.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin has reportedly told the franchise that he no longer wants to play for them, and wants to be traded.
According to Sid Hartman of the StarTribune, sources around the NFL have suggested that Harvin has made it clear he doesn’t want a future in Minnesota.
The former University of Florida star recorded 62 receptions, 677 receiving yards and five touchdowns in 2012, despite missing the final seven games of the regular season due to an ankle injury.
Vikings GM Rick Spielman had previously made it clear that the team would not be looking to shop Harvin this off-season as reported by NFL.com, but it appears his hand may be forced.
Minnesota are currently $16m under the salary cap, and therefore potentially have the resources to offer the 24-year-old more money if his current package is the issue.
However, Harvin’s relationship with the Vikings has been far from ideal and the StarTribune report that it isn’t just the financial aspects that have been behind his decision to want to leave.
During last season, there were claims that he was unhappy with the coaches’ plans for him on offense while also having issues with the medical staff. His failure to stay with the team during his time on the sidelines with the ankle injury also led many to believe he lacked the desire to remain.
Harvin won’t be in attendance when the Vikings workouts begin on April 22, and it appears that his future will ultimately lie outside of Minnesota.