Percy Harvin Unretires, Signs With Bills

How’s this for a surprise? Wide receiver Percy Harvin is coming out of retirement to re-sign with the Bills, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Agent Greg Barnett has also confirmed the news via social media. Harvin’s deal is worth about $1MM over the season’s remaining eight games, including incentives, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). That comes out to about $1.5MM prorated in a 16-game season. Percy Harvin (vertical)

Harvin joined the Bills on a one-year, $6MM deal in March of 2015, but was unable to stay healthy. Battling through a persistent hip injury, the 28-year-old appeared in just five games, recording 19 catches for 218 yards and a touchdown. Harvin, who has also been plagued by knee issues in the past, returned five kicks as well. This past offseason, he wrestled with the idea of retirement and flip-flopped a couple of times in the spring. In April, he told the Bills that he was done playing football, but he apparently had a change of heart in recent weeks.

If Harvin can stay healthy, he could provide a major boost for a Bills offense that is currently without star Sammy Watkins. It’s also worth noting that Harvin has not been 0n the field in quite some time and it’s not immediately clear if he is in football shape. If Harvin is ready to go immediately, then he’ll get to make his 2016 debut against the Seahawks on Monday night.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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5 comments on “Percy Harvin Unretires, Signs With Bills

  1. Francisco

    Bills are a desperate team….

  2. Connor

    How can a 1 million dollar salary for 8 games be prorated to a 1.5 million dollar salary for 16 games? Simple math says it should be around 2 million.

  3. Jason

    Funny mr. Ego Percy Harvin missed every 2013 game for Seahawks, came back only in Dec. to play his old team Minnesota,then chills again til Super Bowl..this when whole team hated him in locker room as he was new guy comin in right away jealous of young Russ Wilson & physically fighting with Golden Tate..now,comes back out of Buffalo retirement for who? You guessed it, Monday Night Football vs Seattle Seahawks..

  4. Mike

    Great another china doll, maybe him and Sammy can lick each other’s wounds..

  5. bravesfansince98

    Sydney rice would have been a better choice

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