Percy Harvin To Play In 2016

Percy Harvin will “definitely” play in 2016, a source with knowledge of the situation tells Mike Florio of PFT. The wide receiver has been contemplating retirement this offseason. Percy Harvin (vertical)

Harvin joined the Bills on a one-year, $6MM deal in March, but was unable to stay healthy last year. Battling through a persistent hip injury, the 27-year-old (28 in May) only appeared in five games, recording 19 catches for 218 yards and a touchdown. Harvin also fielded five kick returns.

The wide receiver is now a free agent and it’s not a slam dunk that he’ll return to Buffalo, despite his relationship with coach Rex Ryan. Harvin knows this is his last opportunity to have a major impact in the NFL, the source tells PFT, and that could mean that Harvin is looking to hook on with a certified contender. While the Bills could be a factor in 2016, Harvin could look to play with an offense and a quarterback that better suits his skill set.

Harvin was traded from the Seahawks to the Jets in the most surprising in-season trade of 2014. However, Harvin failed to have a huge impact in New York thanks to his hip and knee injuries, totaling 29 receptions for 350 yards and a touchdown in his eight games with the Jets. Harvin also averaged just 24.8 yards per kick return, with no TDs. Roughly one year ago today, Harvin turned down a lucrative offer from the 49ers to join up with Buffalo.

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